Huntington emergency fund created

The Huntington County Community Foundation and United Way of Huntington County have teamed up to commit $25,000 each toward the creation of the Huntington County Emergency Relief Fund to help support those in the community who will be most affected by the health and economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Community Foundation and United Way will provide a $2 for $1 match up to $25,000.

“This match triples the impact of your donation and helps our local communities across Huntington County to continue to provide essential services during this time of hardship and uncertainty,” according to the news release.

Contributions to the fund can be made by check payable to the Community Foundation with Emergency Relief Fund in the memo line or online at All contributions to this fund, minus credit card transaction fees, will be used to support local organizations that are on the front lines responding to this challenge, according to the news release.

The Community Foundation and United Way offices at 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will be closed through April 7. Staff will continue to work and will be available via phone and email during this time.

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