United Way of Daviess County Awards Economic Relief Initiative Grants

(DAVIESS CO.) – The United Way of Daviess County has awarded more than $16,000 to several agencies in Daviess County.

This is the first phase of the Economic Relief Initiative.

Bertha D. Garten Ketcham Memorial Center was awarded $6,000 to provide therapy for staff to help cope with the trauma of multiple residents and staff who contracted and/or passed away from COVID-19.

Four Rivers Resource Services/DSI received more than $5,778 to provide PPE items, safety training for staff, and operating preschool expenses for essential employees.

The Daviess County Partnership received $2,500 to provide advertising to every household regarding Covid related resources and/or grant opportunities to agencies/businesses.

Senior and Family Services got $1,000, To provide PPE items and cleaning supplies so that the centers can be safely re-opened for seniors.

The Power House got $500, to provide PPE items and cleaning supplies to the youth center.

The Daviess County Historical Society received a $500 COVID-19 Grant.

Phase II for the Economic Relief Initiative to open is August 15th, available through the Community Foundation’s portal.  This is for the mid-term recovery phase regarding COVID-19. The funds are to help the community in moving forward and providing a service that the United Way has found may be essential during this time.

United Way’s 3 main pillars of focus still remain Health, Education, and Financial Stability.  For additional questions, please contact their office at 812-254-1033.

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