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DePauw Employees Support New Fund for Local Residents in Extreme Need

December 25, 2008

East College Snow 2007 Feb.jpgDecember 25, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — "The Putnam County Community Foundation recently announced that an anonymous benefactor has asked the foundation to establish a new fund for Putnam County citizens who are coping with extreme adversity," reports Greencastle's Banner-Graphic. "The benefactor will match contributions to the fund, and has not set a limit at this time. A contribution from the employees of DePauw Dining Services was the first contribution received to the new fund and will be matched dollar for dollar by the benefactor."

"This is a fund our community has wanted for a long time," Elaine Peck, executive director of the Putnam County Community Foundation, tells the newspaper. "Over the years, I have received countless calls from people wanting to raise money to help a person or family in need; calls from people wanting to help a family who suffered a tragic accident; calls from people wanting to help someone with a disability; calls from people wanting to help families with their heating bills. Putnam County is a community that supports and gives generously to neighbors in need. The downturn in the economy makes the establishment of this fund very timely."

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