On Wednesday, April 11, the City of Goshen received a donation of $25,000 from United Way of Elkhart County for the Flood Restoration Grant Program, bringing the total amount of money raised by the community so far to $52,485.
The City will match these funds for a total of $104,970, and plans to match the next $47,515 that is donated.
“I want to thank all individuals, groups and businesses who have donated, for their generosity and their concern for others,” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said. “And thank you, United Way of Elkhart County, for everything you do to build our communities.”
The program was created to assist homeowners recovering from the February 2018 flood. It’s being funded by generous donations from the community through the Goshen 2018 Flood Recovery Fund donation line. The City Council agreed to match up to $100,000 in donations with City funds.
So far, the City has helped a dozen homeowners who applied for a grant. With guidance from LaCasa, Inc., these homeowners have been able to replace or repair their furnaces and water heaters; some have purchased new sump pumps or dehumidifiers. Others have been able to repair their concrete floors.
If you wish to help by donating, go to goshenindiana.org/flood-recovery-fund and click on the donate button, or make a check to the Goshen 2018 Flood Recovery Fund and mail or drop it off at Goshen City Hall, 202 S. 5th St., or at any Interra Credit Union Branch.