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100 families helped through Steuben County Flood Response Fund

Updated January 19, 2022: 

United Way of the Southern Tier and Corning Incorporated Foundation reacted quickly following devastating flooding in western Steuben County on August 18, 2021, by creating a fund to collect donations and help non-profit organizations assist residents whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed.

“We worked with our local non-profit partners to establish the Steuben County Flood Response Fund to help those who needed help the most,” said United Way of the Southern Tier President & CEO Stephen Hughes.

“The Foundation has a long history of responding with assistance in communities where we operate,” added Chris Sharkey, President of Community Engagement at Corning Incorporated. “This one has hit so close to home for us and has impacted many of our employees and neighbors."

More than $119,000 was initially donated to the fund, including $25,000 from United Way of the Southern Tier, to assist families and individuals in the towns of Addison, Tuscarora, Woodhull, Jasper, Troupsburg, Canisteo, Greenwood, and West Union. The fund has continued to grow.

As of January 19, 2022, the fund has made grants totaling $240,390.

The Fund has been able to provide help to 100 households, to date, by working with Arbor Housing and Development, Catholic Charities of Steuben/Livingston, and Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.

Community and # of households helped to date:
Addison: 29
Cameron: 4
Canisteo: 12
Greenwood: 4
Jasper: 10
Rexville: 3
Troupsburg: 5
Woodhull: 33

The Response Fund will help where other resources do not exist, are limited, or may not be readily available. To receive a grant, families and individuals must apply through a non-profit agency. 

Agencies that are participating in the Steuben County Flood Response Fund program include, but are not limited to:
* Arbor Housing & Development
* Catholic Charities of Steuben & Livingston
* Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.

All donations are fully invested in flood relief; no money was withheld for administrative costs.

Thank you to all who have donated to the fund. 

Please call 2-1-1 to report ALL flood damage and get on the list for free mold abatement help.


 

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Media inquiries: Contact Lois Wilson at United Way of the Southern Tier. Email or call 607-377-5834.