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United Way of Hancock County Establishes Flood Relief Fund

Findlay, OH (July 18, 2017)–United Way of Hancock County has established a flood relief fund at First Federal Bank as a result of the recent flooding in Hancock County. Contributions can be made in any amount at any First Federal Bank location in Northwest Ohio. Additionally, checks can be sent to United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway.
 
John Urbanski, president & CEO of United Way of Hancock County announced this morning that Marathon Petroleum Corporation has made a contribution of $25,000 to the fund. A donation was also received from Campbell’s Soup for $10,000. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. made a $10,000 donation to the fund, and other contributions have brought the total raised to over $63,000,TH Plastics has committed to a $5,000 donation. United Way of Hancock County has placed $10,000 in the account from board reserves. All funds donated to this account will be used to assist those in our community impacted by the recent flooding.
 
United Way also received a contribution of 500 flood clean up kits from the Church of Latter Day Saints. The buckets can be picked up at United Way’s office at 245 Stanford Parkway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. If buckets need picked up outside of normal business hours, call the United Way office at 419-423-1432 to make arrangements.
 
Contributions can also be made online by going to https://www.liveunitedhancockcounty.org/give. Donors should put "flood relief" in the comment section.
 
The flood relief funds are being used to assist with replacing appliances, furniture and renovations costs and more. Individuals who require assistance should dial 2-1-1 and register their needs. Individuals with an out of area cell phone can reach the Hancock County 2-1-1 call center by dialing 1-800-650-4357. A United Way representative will contact the caller within 24 hours. All responses will be FEMA compliant in the event that FEMA is called in at a later date.