Nearly 100 families helped through Steuben County Flood Response Fund

Updated March 21, 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 financial 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 continued to grow. 

On March 21, 2022, the fund made its final grant.

In the seven months since the flood, nearly $286,000 was provided to help households in need. 

The Fund provided help to more than 220 individuals, 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:
Addison: 23
Cameron: 4
Canisteo: 13
Greenwood: 4
Jasper: 10
Rexville: 3
Troupsburg: 7
Woodhull: 30

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

Thank you to all who donated. 


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