American Red Cross Grant for Flood Relief

Addressing Our Community’s Needs – American Red Cross Grant for Flood Relief

In early 2018, the rising Ohio River caused major damage to homes and businesses in Clark and Floyd counties. The local chapter of the American Red Cross reported that nearly 400 families’ homes sustained major damage or were destroyed, with Utica, Indiana, being the area hardest hit. Many of those displaced required financial assistance, hot meals, clean up kits and more. At times like this we came together, as a community, to care for our neighbors and lend a helping hand.

$35,000 for Relief Efforts

As this community’s foundation, we at CFSI felt a sense of responsibility to help our community and neighbors rebuild. In an effort to lend our helping hand the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana granted $20,000 from our Community Impact Fund to help Southern Indiana residents in need.

CFSI’s grant to the American Red Cross helped them make an immediate impact on the lives of our local community and provided financial assistance through case management, meal delivery, supply distribution and more – helping get our neighbors back in their homes and our businesses back to work.

In addition to the $20,000 for flood relief, CFSI also granted the Red Cross an additional $15,000 to help with the purchase of an Emergency Response Vehicle which was used locally, and across the country this past year, to provide essential resources when people needed them most.

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