Fund the Essentials

$400,000 is needed now for Marshall County families.

When disaster strikes and the quality of life for your neighbor means access to food, utilities, and housing, it’s time to show them exactly what living in a great hometown means. Marshall County Crossroads is ALL IN. Will you join us? Fund the Essentials today.


Essentials Marshall County Families Need Now!

Read more in our press release HERE.

We are All In. Will you join us?

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  • U.S. Granules Corporation

  • American Containers

  • 1st Source Foundation

  • City of Plymouth

  • Digger Specialties

  • Plymouth Redevelopment Commission

  • Pretzels, Inc.

  • River Gate South – Apartments 

  • Town of Bremen

  • Town of Culver

  • The Gibson Family

  • Marshall County Law Enforcement

  • Marshall County Commissioners and County Council

  • Marshall County United Way

  • Marshall County Community Foundation


  • Winona Powder Coating, Inc. and Winona Building Products, LLC

Families and individuals giving $5,000+: Alan & Becky Collins - Chris & Sharon Collins and Family - Michael & Debra Isban - Kristi Martindale - John & Carol Zeglis

Families and individuals giving $2,500 - $4,999: Tim & Sarah Smith

Families and individuals giving $1,000 - $2,499: Anne Benner - Kevin Berger - Laura & Jerry Chavez - Nelson Chipman - Jim Conklin - Randy & Eleanor Danielson - Mike & Judy Delp and Family - David Haist - Mike Kaczyns - Thomas Langdon - Brent & Eileen Martin - Joe Martin Jr. - Hugh Meyer - Pam Michel - Dr. Craig & Lisa Miller - Paul & Carol Nye - John & Nadine Oliver - Jan & Marty Oosterbaan - Brad Serf - Tod & Ellen Stillson - Daniel & Charlotte Tyree - Mark & Suzanne Umbaugh - Roger & Carol Umbaugh - Terri & Jim Weldy

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Fund the Essentials!

The businesses in Marshall County are working overtime to pave the way to raise the quality of life for its employees, customers, and residents of our community.

We applaud them!

Marshall County Business Community

Join your fellow business leaders. Fund The Essentials today!

Your donations are supporting

Marshall County organizations.

The Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, to which the Fund the Essentials donations goes directly towards, has already awarded three rounds of grants. Read about round one HERE, round two HERE, round three HERE. and round four HERE.

Grant Recipients

  • Argos Methodist Church Food Pantry

  • Blessings in a Backpack, Argos Elementary 

  • Blessings in a Backpack, Culver

  • Bourbon First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry (Plymouth)

  • County Line Brethren Church Food Pantry (LaPaz)

  • Cultivate Food Rescue (Marshall County)

  • David's Courage

  • Dustin's Place

  • Grace United Church of Christ Food Pantry (Culver)

  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Inc.

  • Link to Hope

  • Marshall County Neighborhood Center (Plymouth)

  • Monastery of the Holy Martyrs Food Pantry (Plymouth)

  • Plymouth Wesleyan Church Food Pantry

  • Project Help (Bremen)

  • Women’s Care Center

Progressive Arts & Culture Experience

If you missed our Progressive Arts & Culture Experience live, check it out on YouTube HERE.

We have amazing venues to showcase our Great Hometowns talent! Our Progressive Arts & Culture Experience will feature:

Wild Rose Moon - Marcia Heintizberger, John Bahler, and Ryan Mear
Heartland Artists Gallery - Meg Robinson
The REES - Lane & Jenny Laffoon and Hailey Casper


The Facts Matter

It costs approximately $35 to provide one box of food to a family of 4.

50% of requests for utility assistance are coming from households who have never asked for assistance before.

Due to COVID-19, a number of families are in their 5+ week without pay.

Nationally, 31% of renters couldn’t pay their rent last month and requests for mortgage forbearance skyrocketed 1,896%. Marshall County is seeing struggles too.

29% of Marshall County families live paycheck-to-paycheck.

Where do the funds go?

100% of the funds stay in Marshall County and support the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. This fund will be administered by:

If you would like to mail a check, please make checks payable to Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund and mail to Marshall County Philanthropy Center, P.O. Box 716, 2680 Miller Drive, Suite 120, Plymouth IN 46563. Please note "Fund The Essentials" on the check. 

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