United Way of Porter County receives $10,000 grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Northwest Indiana – United Way of Porter County announced today that it has received $10,000 from Truist Financial Corporation to support its COVID-19 recovery plan.

The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.

“We truly appreciate Truist and their generosity,” said Kim Olesker, president & CEO of United Way of Porter County. “With the economic impact COVID-19 has created, we foresee that community need will exponentially grow.”

The donation will go to support programming to help meet immediate needs such as food insecurities, rental and mortgage payments, job placement services and more.

“We’re working to support youth, seniors, small business and workers that have been hit hard financially,” stated Calvin Barker, Kentucky and Indiana Regional President at Truist. “We want to do our part by ensuring the nonprofit organizations our communities count on have the funding they need to help our neighbors get back on their feet."

For more information on what United Way is doing in response to COVID-19, visit unitedwaypc.org.

About United Way of Porter County

United Way of Porter County works to lead community collaboration, unite residents and inspire action to improve lives in Porter County. In 2019, United Way of Porter County provided more than $2.3 million to support more than 50 social service programs ranging from emergency and basic needs services to childcare and education services. To learn more, visit unitedwaypc.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Truist

Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.