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United Way Donates To Lincoln Union Relief Fund

August 1, 2014, 6:00 PM by Matt Holsen

United Way Donates To Lincoln Union Relief Fund
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

As Lincoln County residents start to repair thousands of dollars worth of damage from this June's flooding, a local charity is coming to their aid. The Sioux Empire United Way is donating $25,000 to the Lincoln Union Relief Fund.

Residents of Lincoln County received a bit of a boost this week thanks to a big donation from the local United Way.

"We don't have a real good indication of what the entire need is right now but we know it's great. So our board of directors unanimously did want to support the $25,000 to go into the relief, long term recovery efforts," Kristi Kranz said.

Kranz with the Sioux Empire United Way visited with members of the community. It's estimated 90-percent of the homes in Canton alone had significant damage. 

"We've been hearing that it's things such as water heaters, furnaces and on and on. Contact the 211 Helpline Center and they have the process in place on where individuals can go," Kranz said.

The Union Relief Fund is managed by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. Andy Patterson, with the Foundation, hopes the gift inspires others to donate to the fund and help those in need. 

"One of the things that you find is that there's a lot of attention on the disaster right after the emergency but just now is when people are finding out what their insurance may or may not cover. We're finding out the need is a lot greater than initially anticipated," Andy Patterson said.

The Sioux Empire United Way also donated $10,000 to the City of Wessington Springs relief fund to help those affected by tornado damage.

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