Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund Grant Supports Local Gift Card Program

There’s an easy way for you to help local businesses that have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and get a great deal, too. The RUSH Back to Local Businesses gift card program was developed to create immediate revenue and aid the recovery process.


You will be able to purchase $30 gift cards for just $20 from businesses that opt-in to the program. The gift cards went on sale via a newly developed website on Tuesday, May 26 at 9 a.m. Purchase gift cards here: The program will end once the sponsorship dollars have been spent.


The Rush County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force modeled the program after Decatur County’s recent success launching such an initiative in their community. The task force convened a group of partners to develop, support and implement the program, including the RCCF, the Rush County Economic Development Corporation (ECDC), the Rush County Chamber of Commerce and several large businesses.


Businesses will receive the full $30 from each card sold. The $10 difference is made up from sponsorships by the partners, including $5,000 from RCCF’s Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund.


We are extraordinarily excited to have the support of the Rush County Community Foundation with the RUSH Back to Local Businesses gift card program. Through their financial support, we can push $19,300 of direct financial support to our locally-owned businesses during these difficult times,” said John McCane, ECDC Executive Director.


Thank you to all of the donors and sponsors for making this win-win opportunity possible!


Donations are still being accepted for the Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund. You can help lift up our community. Make an online gift below or mail checks to: RCCF, 117 N. Main Street, Rushville, IN 46173


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