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One local business has dug deep to help the residents of Salem by donating to the Mayor’s Flood Fund. 

Representatives from Kimball International and its Kimball Office brand today donated $25,00 cash to the Salem Emergency Flood Fund. 

One week ago, torrential rains brought the flash flooding that swelled the West Fork of Blue River to over 20 feet above flood stage. 

Many homes and businesses were damaged and have been fighting to recover while waiting on state and federal aid. 

In the meantime, Mayor Troy Merry set up an emergency fund in which local residents could get immediate help. 

“We have been a part of the Salem community since 1984 and want to give back during their time of need,” said Bob Schneider, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Kimball International. 

“Our company’s aspiration, We Build Success, enables us to share that success by donations for worthy causes and special needs like Salem is facing with the flood,” Schneider said. 

“The support we received from the community to further our strategic aspirations and daily operations is very appreciated. We are delighted to be able to aid in the record and well-being of the citizens of this community. In addition, our employees in Jasper and Salem have launched a relief drive to collect food, water and cleaning supplies,” said Kathy Sigler, Vice-President, Operations of the Kimball Office brand. 

Mayor Merry said, “On behalf of the City of Salem, we are very thankful for Kimball’s willingness to help the citizens of the community. Kimball has been a great community partner and we look forward to continue working together to build success.”