Marshall County Community Foundation Offering 1:1 Match to Help Flood Survivors
Historic flooding experienced in Marshall County in February of this year created devastation in a personal way for more than 200 families. The floodwaters may have receded, but many of our friends and neighbors still struggle with devastating loss and remain displaced. Estimates for flood repairs – after all insurance, FEMA funds and other resources are used – is close to $450,000.
In response to this overwhelming need, the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is offering a 1:1 match up to $135,000 for private sector 2018 flood relief donations to the United Way of Marshall County (UWMC). This 1:1 match is retroactive, to the very first days after the flood, and will include donations already received designated to flood recovery.
“It is the sincere hope of the MCCF Board of Directors that this 1:1 match will spur generous, selfless giving on the part of the overall community to help families deeply impacted by this natural disaster,” said Kevin Boyer, MCCF Board Chair. “All donations given to the UWMC 2018 Flood Relief Fund will stay 100% in Marshall County and solely support rebuilding efforts.”