PUTNAM COUNTY, IN — The new year continues to be dominated by COVID-19 and its negative impacts are being felt by families across our community. As people struggle to make ends meet during this difficult time, Buzzi is stepping up as a major leader through a recent donation of $25,000 to the United Way of Putnam County.
The transformational gift from Buzzi is being invested in the United Way’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, a fund which helps support the immediate needs of Putnam County residents who’ve been affected by the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.
Buzzi CEO Massimo Toso explained in a letter that the United Way was selected due to their “significant efforts to alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on the individuals and families in our community.”
Last year, the United Way invested over $157,000 to meet the immediate needs of Putnam County residents who’ve been falling behind due to the pandemic. The funding is supporting the health, education, and financial stability of residents in this time of crisis. Buzzi’s donation is ensuring the work of the United Way continues into 2021 and makes a positive difference in the lives of local families.
Greencastle Plant Manager, Tim Menke, presented the check to United Way board member Abbigail Sampson, and United Way Executive Director Chris Flegal.
“We are so thankful for heroes like Buzzi who’s generosity is making it possible for our United Way to improve the lives of Putnam County families who need help during COVID-19,” Sampson noted. “This is life-changing work and we are excited to celebrate the fruits of Buzzi’s impact as we invest these dollars to meet the increasing demand for help.”
The United Way plans to continue supporting the response, recovery, and revitalization of Putnam County families hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic through 2021. As demand for services increase, the United Way is grateful for the support of individual and corporate donors like Buzzi who are creating meaningful impact in Putnam County.
(l-r) Buzzi’s Greencastle Plant Manager Tim Menke, United Way Board Member Abbigail Sampson, & United Way Executive Director Chris Flegal.