Elkhart County United Way will donate $100,000 to help flood victims

ELKHART, Ind. -- The United Way of Elkhart County will donate $100,000 to help residents of the county who were affected by historic flooding, according to a press release..

The agency has already donated more than $150,000 to the community for 2018 emergency services, according to a press release.

“Since 1992, United Way of Elkhart County has been advancing the common good and helping people in times of need. With over 1,100 households impacted in our community, United Way knows that the need is great. In light of the recent flooding, we have increased our commitment by $100,000 to help families in this flood emergency.” said Bill Rieth, President of United Way of Elkhart County.

United Way will work with local leaders to determine where their resources can be best used.

“United Way is passionate about helping families get back on their feet”, said Keith Sarber, VP of Community Impact. “Over the next several weeks we will have a better handle on the variety of needs. As the assessments become available we will work with social service agencies and municipalities to establish the most impactful use of the additional funds."

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