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United Way of the Southern Tier, Corning Incorporated Foundation to help flood victims

Aug. 25, 2021:

United Way of the Southern Tier and the Corning Incorporated Foundation have created a $75,000 Steuben County Flood Response Fund to help non-profit organizations assist residents whose homes were damaged by flash flooding last week.

“We are working with our local non-profit partners to establish this fund quickly to help those who need help the most,” said United Way of the Southern Tier President & CEO Stephen M. Hughes.

“The Foundation has a long history of responding with assistance in communities where we operate,” said 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.” 

The Steuben County Flood Response Fund is for families and individuals impacted by recent flooding in the towns of Tuscarora, Woodhull, Jasper, Troupsburg, Canisteo, Greenwood, and West Union.

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 will participate in the Steuben County Flood Response Fund program include, but are not limited to:
* American Red Cross
* Arbor Housing & Development
* Catholic Charities of Steuben & Livingston
* Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.


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United Way of the Southern Tier
P.O. Box 284
Elmira, NY 14902 

Make checks payable to “UWST Steuben County FRF.”

All donations to United Way of the Southern Tier for the Steuben County Flood Response Fund will be fully invested in flood relief with no monies withheld for administrative costs.


INFORMATION FOR NON-PROFITS

Non-profit organizations seeking more information should contact Barbara Hubbell, United Way of the Southern Tier Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, at 607-377-5833 or bhubbell@uwst.org.  


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