Press Releases

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2022

January 25, 2022

 United Fund Announces 2021 Volunteer of the Year

“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in lives of others.  This quote really resonated with me in describing our 2021 Volunteer of the Year recipient,” stated Joane Cunningham, Executive Director of the Decatur County United Fund.

January 25, 2022

 United Fund Announces Campaign Total

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals and businesses in Decatur County, Decatur County United Fund was able to raise $605,514 during the 2021 Campaign, exceeding their goal of $520,000 despite such a challenging year.

2021

December 15, 2021

 United Fund Supports CPR Training at County Schools

In June of 2021, the Decatur County School Corporation was awarded a $1,000 Youth Grant from the Decatur County United Fund to purchase four CPR mannequins and supplies to provide CPR training to teachers, bus drivers, coaches, and students. 

This life saving program is beneficial for all within the corporation.  CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest per the American Heart Association.

Jim Ponsler, School Resource Officer, shared “Twenty-seven students in health classes and an additional 40 plus staff members have been CPR certified.   Additional training is also scheduled for January.  The school is very happy with this life saving opportunity to train our students and staff.” 

Decatur County United Fund works hand in hand with many community partners to make local impact with local resources.  Decatur County United Fund is located at 108 S. Broadway, Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240. More information is available on their website at www.dcuf.com, or their Facebook page at Decatur County United Fund to learn more. 

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Joane Cunningham at 821-663-3342 or email unitedfunddc@etczone.com.

August 26, 2021

United Fund Awards Four WAVE 2 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grants
The Decatur County United Fund has awarded $62,633 of the $76,722 WAVE 2 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant funding. Read more. 

June 29, 2021

Additional COVID-19 Relief Coming to Decatur County United Fund
Decatur County United Fund is pleased to announce that it will receive a second COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative grant for $76,722 from Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which Decatur County United Fund is a member. The grant will be used to support our community in meeting basic human needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

June 7, 2021

$13,785 Awarded to Hospital Foundation in United Fund ERI Grant
The Decatur County United Fund has awarded $13,785 in grants through the $150,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant. Read more. 

May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Relief Initiative Coming to Decatur County United Fund
Decatur County United Fund is pleased to announce that it has been approved to receive a $150,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which Decatur County United Fund is a member. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected areas of human and social service. Read more.

February 5, 2021

United Fund Partners on New Initiative at Detention Center
The Decatur County United Fund has been awarded a $53,778 UnitedIN20 matching grant from Indiana United Ways. Read more.