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RCCA Receives First Rapid Relief Grant

Through the generosity of RCCF donors, the Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry (RCCA) received $5,000 from the Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund. This is the first grant made from the fund.   RCCA is an all-volunteer run organization that continues to adapt and to operate during this critical time for the Rush  … Read more

Letter from Alisa: Our Response to These Times

  April 8, 2020   Dear Friends, Much has changed in our lives in just a few weeks.  Not long ago most of us had barely heard of the Coronavirus or thought of it as an illness affecting people in another country far away.  Today we are self-isolating and social distancing—words and actions we have  … Read more

RCCF Grants $50,000 to RMH

Pictured left to right: Dr. Daas, Alisa Winters (RCCF Executive Director), Brad Smith (RMH CEO), Carrie Tressler (RMH VP of Nursing), Alle Lilly (RMH Foundation Executive Director)   When a world-wide crisis hits close to home, it becomes necessary to take all precautions and make every preparation to ensure our community thrives. The Rush County  … Read more

Rush to Help COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund Established

Help is on the way for Rush County organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) has established the Rush to Help COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund to assist local organizations addressing immediate needs as well as short- and long-term effects of the outbreak and recovery from the pandemic. (Download the application.  … Read more

Help @ Home: Local Resources

Here is a guide to help you navigate essential local resources. Have a tip to add or need volunteers for your program? Send an email to Lisa, lbenjamin@rushcountyfoundation.org.   Indiana 211 is resource available 24/7 to help you find many kinds of essential assistance. Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit their website.   In  … Read more

Flower Power Coloring Project

Flower Power Coloring Project

Looking for a creative outlet AND a way to bring a little joy to our community?! Get your markers, crayons, paints and colored pencils ready to add your vision to the Flower Power Coloring Project! imagine:nation, the arts & cultural council of Rush County, needs your help to fill our windows with beauty. We are  … Read more

The RCCF Response to COVID-19

The well-being of our community is always on our minds. As we all face this unprecedented health crisis of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to assure you that we are taking precautions for the health and safety of our donors, visitors, volunteers and staff.   In the best interest of everyone, we’ve made the  … Read more

Rush County’s Readiness for Change Part 3: Survey Says…

In effort to get more input and insight about our community, we shared a survey online. The respondents alone told us a lot. Females and long-time residents were well-represented. Guys, we need you to step it up! Other voices missing from the conversation were young people and newcomers to our community. We know these groups  … Read more

Add Your Thoughts on Community and Write a “Postcard From the Future”

In the Fall of 2019 we held a series of eight Community Insights Meetings to learn what residents think about their community and our county. We visited New Salem, Glenwood, Mays, Carthage, Manila, Milroy and Rushville in conjunction with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute. Check out their answers.   We’d love to hear from  … Read more