Starke County Emergency Relief Fund Gets $5,000 Donation for COVID-19 Response

Mike Pazin (Culver, North Judson Manager), Danielle Binkley (Knox Manager), Jamie Brown (Mortgage Loan Officer), Claire Collins (NICF Intern) and Jay Albright (NICF Executive Director) (Northern Indiana Community Foundation photo)

Efforts to help Starke County respond to COVID-19 have gotten a $5,000 boost. The Starke County Community Foundation says its Emergency Relief Fund recently received a donation from First Farmers Bank & Trust.

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COVID-19 Response Could Impact Revenues for City of Knox

The response to COVID-19 will mean some adjustments for the City of Knox. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last week that preliminary reports suggest a decrease in funding for cities, towns, and counties. “The revenue stream is going to be shorted with this, and if you look at it, our [County Economic Development Income Tax] funds, people get laid off, unemployment, that’s where it comes from,” he explained.

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SCCF Giving Tuesday Event Results in $50,000 of Donations!

More than $50,000 was donated to the Starke County Community Foundation as a result of this week’s Giving Tuesday event!

Giving Tuesday, the global generosity movement that was first launched in 2012, helps provide local people and organizations with the power to transform their communities. It was started with the simple idea of creating a day that encourages people to do good.

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