Donations matched through program

HUNTINGBURG — A total of $3,375 was raised for the Huntingburg Assistance Fund through the Huntingburg Foundation’s “Make It Count” program.

The foundation will match the amount, generating $6,750 for the endowment.

Foundation officials initiated the “Make It Count” program in November and designated the Huntingburg fund and four Holland funds — the Lynne Weber-Messmer Memorial, Maurice C. Woods Memorial, Hank & Eloise Henke Stadium & Field and Holland Park Charitable endowments — as recipients. The foundation pledged to match donations to the funds, up to $5,000 for each community.

Donors to the Holland funds gave a total of $9,400 by the program’s original deadline of Dec. 20. Foundation officials extended the deadline to noon Thursday to allow more time for donations to the Huntingburg fund.

The Huntingburg Assistance Fund awards grants to nonprofit agencies that serve those who need assistance in Huntingburg. This year, the fund granted $7,670 to seven agencies: Shared Abundance food pantry, $3,000; Tri-Cap’s utilities assistance program, $1,000; Teen Outback, $1,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dubois County, $850; Matrix Lifeline of Dubois County, $820; the Guadalupe Center, $750; and Generations, $250.

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