2018 Flood Relief

At times like this we come together, as a community, to care for our neighbors and lend a helping hand.

The rising Ohio River has caused damage to homes and businesses throughout Clark and Floyd counties. The local chapter of the American Red Cross has reported to us that there are nearly 400 families’ homes have sustained major damage or been destroyed. Many of those displaced require financial assistance, hot meals, clean up kits and more.

As this community’s foundation, we at CFSI feel a sense of responsibility to help our community and neighbors rebuild. In an effort to lend our helping hand the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has pledged $20,000 from our Community Impact Fund to help Southern Indiana residents in need.

CFSI’s grant will be made to the American Red Cross to help them make an immediate impact on the lives of our residents. Our grant will be used responsibly – providing financial assistance through case management, meal delivery, supply distribution and more – helping get our neighbors back in their homes and our businesses back to work.

In addition to the $20,000 for flood relief, we have also granted the Red Cross an additional $15,000 to help with the purchase of an Emergency Response Vehicle.



How and Where to Help

American Red Cross

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is providing disaster clean up kits, meal delivery, and volunteers helping 400 families who have displaced from their home. Learn more here.

First Savings Bank

The First Savings Bank Allison Lane Branch is a drop off location for cleaning supplies, rags, towels, buckets, lots of plastic storage containers with lids, garbage bags and more. Learn more by clicking here.

Watson Water Co.

Watson Water Company will be collecting cleaning supply donations for the residents of Utica. Anyone willing to donate cleaning supplies to help this community clean up after the horrible flooding, can drop them at the Watson Water Co. office and they will deliver them to the Utica Community Center for residents in need.