Grantee Stories


A Rapid Relief Fund Gift that Will Outlive the Crisis

It has been so heartening to see the different ways our community has taken care of each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County has certainly done their part. Now, thanks to you, their impact will grow.   Even while their building and programs have been closed, the Boys  … Read more

Milroy Food Pantry Receives $5,000 Rapid Relief Grant

Your generosity keeps making a BIG difference! The Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund has donated $5,000 to the Milroy Food Pantry. On Monday alone, 125 families received pre-packaged food parcels with eggs, produce, canned and baked goods, cereal, peanut butter and jelly and more – in just two hours! This group functions as  … Read more

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

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

2019 Community Grants Recipients

Through the support of various RCCF funds and donors like you, grants have been established to support the vital work of nonprofit organizations serving our community. Many of these groups assist our most vulnerable neighbors. Others enhance life for all.   The 2019 community grant funds are supporting three projects – one that honors the  … Read more

Building Common Ground

Photo credits: Chip West Let’s face it; teens often get a bad rap. But what happened when 309 youth from around the country descended on Rush County during one week in July tells a story that undoubtedly will warm the frostiest of hearts.   The teens were part of the Rush County Youth Group Workcamp.  … Read more

Restoring More Than Monuments

What comes to mind when you think of the most beautiful and peaceful spaces in Rush County? East Hill Cemetery surely tops your list. It’s a place for grieving, yes, but it’s also a place for remembering and celebrating loved ones. The hallowed grounds are home to some amazing old trees. It holds the key  … Read more