United Way of Franklin County Steps Up for Gas Relief!

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With gas prices continuing to increase, United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) board members saw a need to act quickly to help individuals that have been affected.

“The Board of Directors felt strongly about assisting those that are struggling to afford gas”, stated Executive Director Kelly Bulmer. “So, we reached out to one of our partners to see how we could help.”

Upon speaking to agency partner, Southeast Indiana Economic Coalition (SIEOC), Bulmer learned they have been inundated with requests for gas assistance. Knowing the huge need, Bulmer asked the board to stretch a bit and give to both Franklin and Ripley counties. The board approved a $10,000 donation with $5,000 covering Franklin County and $5,000 covering Ripley County.

“We hope this is a springboard for the community to come together and give,” explains Bulmer. “I’ve heard a lot of people asking how they can help; well this is how!”

UWFC has created the Gas Relief Fund to raise money for the SIEOC to distribute gas cards. Call the SIEOC toll free to find out if you qualify for assistance at 1-888-292-5475.

Want to help? You can give to the Gas Relief Fund online at, on UWFC Facebook page, by texting “helpwgas” to 44-321 or through the mail at PO Box 105 Brookville, IN.

The United Way of Franklin County has served the community for the last 32 years assessing
needs, uniting partner agencies, organizations and volunteers and devoting our financial resources and efforts to the most critical needs.

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