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TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County has announced grants totaling more than $83,000 that will help 15 health and human-service organizations accomplish their missions.
Donations to the United Way during the 2012 annual fundraising campaign make possible the distributions, which will be made next year.
“These donations will also help fund the direct-service programs that are provided by United Way, such as the Youth Day of Caring volunteer program, the county-wide Stuff the Bus school supply drive, Holiday Helpers United Christmas assistance program and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library,” said Rebecca Fenn, United Way of Perry County’s executive director
Local organizations that will receive funding are American Red Cross; Anderson Woods; Big Brothers-Big Sisters; Buffalo Trace Boy Scouts; Catholic Charities; Crisis Connection; Perry Central Family Outreach; Perry County Adult Education; Perry County Council on Aging; Salvation Army; Southern Indiana Resource Solutions; Visiting Nurse Association; a weekend backpack food program; Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry and the Perry County Food Coalition.
United Way of Perry County is a locally governed organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the people it serves by providing leadership and mobilizing resources to create lasting change.
Currently serving on the board of trustees are: Pam Krygielka, president; Earla Williams, vice president; Patrick Rich, treasurer; Kim Oliva, secretary; Lynn Fulkerson, Seth Clark, Kris Walsh, Julie Hauser, Lagina Gogel and Linda Reed.
For more information about United Way, contact Fenn at 547-2577 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
More information is available at www.unitedwayperryco.org.