Contact: Jud Fisher
September 20, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BBF Supports Red Cross Disaster Relief
MUNCIE—Following significant tornado and storm damage in the Kokomo, Indiana area, Ball Brothers Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross. The emergency grant will support the organization’s work to provide disaster relief.
“The Red Cross plays a critical role in helping to meet the basic needs of individuals and families affected by disasters. Given the severity of recent storms, Ball Brothers Foundation wanted to do our part to support previous, current, and future relief efforts. We are grateful for all that the Red Cross volunteers, staff, and others supporters are doing to aid communities in need,” stated Jud Fisher, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ball Brothers Foundation.
Ball Brothers Foundation has made similar grants in the past to the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross for disaster relief, most recently in 2012 following tornadoes in southern Indiana.
With assets exceeding $160 million, Ball Brothers Foundation annually awards approximately 100 grants. The Muncie-based foundation is one of the state’s oldest and largest foundations still led by members of its founding family. BBF gives priority to projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in BBF’s home city, county and state. 2016 marks BBF’s 90th year of grantmaking.