TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—United Way of Greater Lafayette is celebrating a national award. Thanks to The Campaign For Grade Level Reading, United Way of Greater Lafayette was one of 54 communities awarded.
The organization was given the honor based off of its innovative response to COVID-19. United Way stepped in to helped the community when the pandemic hit.
The organization created a COVID-19 resource fund to help families in need. Ebony Barrett with United Way of Greater Lafayette said the recognition is an example of what can happen when communities come together.
"We've gotten a lot of congratulations and thank you's about the work that was going one during the COVID-19 crisis, when we were in the deep throws of crisis mode but that work wasn't possible without all of the partnerships that were developed," said Barrett
United Way of Greater Lafayette was the only organization selected in the State of Indiana. Since the start of the pandemic a year ago United Way of Greater Lafayette has donated more than a million dollars to families and organizations.