Dow provides emergency assistance funds

R-H Staff

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Dow Chemical Company puts a strong emphasis on global citizenship and supporting community success. The overarching goal and focus for Dow is to help build sustainable communities around the world. Through Dow’s partnership with United Way, which dates back more than 75 years, they have been able to work together to improve communities on a national scale.

The Dow West Alexandria site has a history of charitable giving. They recently granted additional funds to support the Once Around Shop. The Preble County United Way Impact Council let the site know that the agency’s funds were depleted, causing families to be turned away.

One of the programs offered at the Once Around Shop, located on Cherry Street, is financial assistance. The program assists households facing emergency situations that put families at risk for eviction and/or utility disconnection. There is a great need in Preble County for this type of assistance, with limited funds available through grants and/or federal or state funds.

“We are grateful to Dow for the generous donation to assist families in Preble County,” said Jennifer McCarty, Manager of the Once Around Shop. “The additional funds should help prevent eviction and/or utility disconnection for at least 12 households that otherwise might not receive assistance.”

R-H Staff