United Way continues to raise funds to help those in need

Jackson County United Way continues to ask for the public’s help with people in the community struggling with the financial effects of the pandemic.

All of the money raised through the Jackson County COVID-19 Response Emergency Relief Fund will be directly invested back into the county’s most pressing needs, according to a news release from the JCUW.

United Way is partnering with nonprofits to make sure there is child care, food, housing and utility assistance in place — while keeping an eye on future unmet and emerging needs.

Every $100 donated will be matched dollar to dollar by the Indiana United Ways UNIN20 grant up to $25,000.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act also will allow typical non-tax itemizers the ability to deduct up to $300 in cash giving for the 2020 tax year, according to the news release.