In 1996, the Humanitarian Fund was set up to provide an accountable and trustable system to both receive and distribute funds raised by the community. Since that time, the fund has distributed over $200,000 to area families. As a sub-account of the Barnesville Area Community Fund, the Humanitarian Fund is a way to help area residents in the wake of a personal or community tragedy including medical crises, a fire or a tragic death. Donations to the Humanitarian Fund are tax-deductible and accepted on an ongoing basis.  

Organizations who wish to plan a fundraising event for an individual or family are urged to contact the minister of any Barnesville area church or Patty Halverson, trustee for the Humanitarian Fund at (218) 354-7356 to discuss the many advantages of running the benefit through the Humanitarian Fund.