Summit County's United Way opening the wallet a bit wider in the wake of last week's flooding. The charity increasing funding for agencies such as the Lake Anna YMCA, which provided shelter and meals for those forced from their homes by floodwaters during the July 10th heavy rains in Barberton.
The Summit County Health Department also assigned a caseworker to the local YMCA to help displaced families and individuals apply for emergency assistance. (story corrected to Health Department)
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(United Way) United Way of Summit County has made additional funds available to those affected by the July 10th flooding in Barberton.
United Way affiliated agencies including the Lake Anna YMCA have provided emergency aid for people forced out of their homes. This additional aid from United Way will be administered through the Care Coordination Unit of Summit County Public Health, to help meet basic needs for individuals and families. A caseworker from Summit County Public Health has been on site at the Lake Anna YMCA to offer assistance to flood victims.
Bob Kulinski, President of United Way of Summit County, said, “As so often happens in a situation like this, there was an outpouring of help in the days immediately after the flood, and that was job one. United Way organizations are there to provide help for some of the continuing needs that flood victims will experience in the weeks to come. United Way has responded by making funds available for emergency services, and Summit County Public Health has stepped up to administer the services.”