To support our community and residents during this pandemic, the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way of Marshall County will be deployed in the coming days, weeks, and months to respond to immediate needs of the most vulnerable during this crisis. 100% of donations to the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund stay in Marshall County.
At the United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation, we take the impact of COVID-19 seriously. Our network of trusted partners -- local businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers -- is responding to this global pandemic that’s having a deep local impact in our communities.
Local Marshall County nonprofits are experiencing interruptions to their programs while at the same time facing a greater demand for their services from families and individuals in need. In partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is now active to support our community and residents and will be deployed in the coming days, weeks, and months to respond to needs of the most vulnerable during this crisis. 100% of donations to the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund stay in Marshall County.
From all of us at United Way and the Marshall County Community Foundation, we hope you stay safe and exercise caution. Reach out to friends, neighbors, and family -- staying connected in times of uncertainty matters most. Thank you for your understanding, and we will keep you updated as changes occur.
COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS
Rapid Response Grant from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery fund are helping households impacted by COVID-19. During Phase 1 Grants, we are working with trusted nonprofit community partners to identify the most immediate basic needs such as food, childcare, and rent/utility assistance. During Phase 2 Grants, we will work on longer term nonprofit needs with a committee of representatives from each Marshall County city and town helping guide that work. We are utilizing the best resources from both United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation to continue to support our communities. APPLY FOR A RAPID RESPONSE GRANT HERE.
The Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is making Rapid Response grants to trusted community partners providing direct assistance to impacted households.
Rapid Response Grant Recipients to date:
- Argos Methodist Church Food Pantry
- Beaman Home
- Blessings in a Backpack, Argos Elementary
- Blessings in a Backpack, Culver
- Blessings in a Backpack, Plymouth
- Blessings in a Backpack, Walkerton Elementary
- Bourbon First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry
- Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County
- Bread of Life Food Pantry (Plymouth)
- County Line Brethren Church Food Pantry (LaPaz)
- Cultivate Food Rescue (Marshall County)
- Culver Community Youth Center (aka Culver Boys and Girls Club)
- David's Courage
- Dustin's Place
- Food Bank of Northern Indiana
- Grace United Church of Christ Food Pantry (Culver)
- Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Inc.
- Link to Hope
- Marshall County Council on Aging
- Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Marshall County Neighborhood Center (Plymouth)
- Monastery of the Holy Martyrs Food Pantry (Plymouth)
- Oakhaven Community
- Project Help (Bremen)
- Plymouth Wesleyan Church Food Pantry
- Women's Care Center
You may read press releases for each Rapid Response Grant round in our news section HERE.
Condado de Marshall: Recursos e información de COVID-19
Recursos del condado de Marshall: http://condadomarshall.org/covid-19-resources/.
Recursos e información de COVID-19, salud, educación, inseguridad alimentaria, casa y servicios públicos, mas recursos.
SEARCH for help
When you are looking for the information you need to get help in Marshall County, you need to find it right away. By using SEARCH United Way of Marshall County, you’ll easily find the information you’re looking for… when you’re looking for it.
People throughout our community turn to United Way every day for information and support – whether COVID-19, education, disaster, or financial-related. We have information that connects people of all ages to the necessary health and human services you need. We’re excited to put this information directly into your hands. SEARCH for help HERE.
If you need our help, we are also always only a phone call away. 574-936-3366. EASY. FAST. EFFECTIVE.
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the food security and nutrition of our neighbors in need. Children are particularly vulnerable. Food pantries in Marshall County are doing all they can to help families keep food on the table.
This resource (right) contains contact information and updated COVID-19 safety protocols for each. View, download, or print HERE.
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana's weekly mobile food distributions are accessible to anyone in Marshall County in need of food assistance. First come, first served. One box per household. Households are eligible for a free box of fresh perishable items and dry goods, as available. No ID required. These are drive-thru distributions. Please remain in your vehicle and pop open your trunk to receive your items. An area will be available to load items if your trunk does not open.
See the EVENTS page for the next scheduled mobile food distribution date(s) and location(s) in Marshall County. Call the Marshall County Council on Aging and set up a ride to the next Marshall County mobile food pantry at: 574-936-9904.
Marshall County residents may be facing rent and utility bills that are simply too costly to pay due to complications surrounding COVID-19.
Text BEACON to 741741
You can text BEACON to 741741 and be connected with a live, trained Crisis Counselor, who will be there to help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm. The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential text-messaging support line for people in crisis.
About Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7
support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. www.crisistextline.org.
Took Kit and Downloads
Based on the Marshall County Community Health Needs Assessment 2019, mental health is a health priority in our area. This is a tool we want our community member(s) to have and use in situation of crisis.
- Crisis Text Line Support Information for Business, Community Organizations, & Community Members (PDF)
- Crisis Text Line Support Information for Schools (PDF)
- Crisis Text Line BEACON to 741741 FLYER red (PDF)
- Crisis Text Line BEACON to 741741 FLYER white (PDF)
- Call 211 with your questions regarding food, childcare, housing and utility assistance, mental health services or visit https://in211.communityos.org/. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574-936-3366 to learn more about resources available to households impacted by COVID-19.
- Visit our partners at the Marshall County Community Foundation for updated information: http://www.marshallcountycf.org/
Marshall County Crossroads is working with our dedicated caregivers in the medical field, our county leaders, and local businesses to encourage you to do everything you can to TAKE CHARGE against COVID-19. Our hospitals and front-line workers are in critical need of our compassion and support.
In a season where so many are feeling a loss of security, our mission is to provide resources to our community that gives you some control back.
Our community is in need of immediate action. Approximately 20% of positive COVID cases in Marshall County need hospital care. Our local hospitals, medical supplies, doctors, and nurses are stretched thin. We are at the breaking point. It's time to care for our caregivers!
Marshall County Crossroads is All In! Visit the Take Charge Against COVID action page to learn more and see how YOU can take charge.
Funds for Businesses Needing Assistance Due to COVID-19
Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is the administrator of a grant that will make funds available for businesses that are struggling because of the pandemic. Businesses that need assistance are encouraged to contact MCEDC to apply for up to $7,500 to be used for employee salaries, operational expenses, working capital, continue business operations, and support remote work.
Initially, the funds will be issued as a micro-loan. If the business maintains the same number of employees after two years, the loan will be forgiven as a grant.
Applications are available online at Request for Funds. Applications and additional information are also available by contacting Greg Hildebrand, MCEDC Economic Development Project Manager, at (574) 935-8499, or by email at email@example.com.
We are taking precautions to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Marshall County Community Foundation and United Way of Marshall County team are currently operating remotely. Our main number, 574-936-3366, will be answered as normal from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays. All staff will remain accessible as usual via email and phone. FOR DROP OFFS, please call 574-354-0315 to allow immediate access to the drop box in the front of our office. Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574-936-3366 to learn more about local resources and assistance available to households impacted by COVID-19.