United Way of McPherson County receives grant to assist community members

The Kansas Health Foundation has announced a $25,000 grant to United Way of McPherson County’s Community Response and Recovery Fund.  


The Kansas Health Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans, provided Impact and Capacity Grants to nonprofits across the state for COVID-19 response and recovery.  The grant will be used by United Way to help residents of McPherson County who have been adversely affected economically by the pandemic. 


United Way Board of Directors Chair Chad Hitt expressed gratitude to the Kansas Health Foundation for the $25,000 grant. “These funds, combined with the generous donations we are receiving from our community members, will be put to immediate use to help individuals and families of McPherson County that are finding themselves in need during this trying time,” said Hitt.   


Lara Vanderhoof, Chair of United Way’s Community Impact Committee said, “We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community in this time of need. United we fight, united we win to help all in need in McPherson County.” 


Interviews with clients are now underway, said Vanderhoof.  “We are seeing a lot of need out there,” said Vanderhoof, “including people who have lost their jobs or had their hours cut due to the coronavirus.”    

The funding will help individuals and families meet some basic needs including rent, utilities, medications, food and child care.


Applications for assistance can be made at United Way’s website, www.unitedwaymcpherson.org.  


For more information about the Kansas Health Foundation, visit www.kansashealth.org.Uni