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United Way awards $217,500 to county non-profits

 On Tuesday, May 12, Allegany County United Way announced $217,500 in grants to 25 local programs that focus on education, income stability, health and critical needs. 

 This year’s review and funding process involved over 30 volunteers consisting of community members along with Allegany County Board members who carefully evaluated 33 requests. The process involved many hours and the awards are the result of thoughtful, careful discussion and consideration.

Programs receiving United Way grants this year are as follows. Education: Boy Scouts- Allegheny Hills Council, Allegany County Youth Court, Fillmore Power House After School Program, Whitesville Big Brother Big Sister Program, Southern Tier Youth for Christ Point Break.  Income stability:  Literacy West NY Inc. - Career Pathways, Southern Tier Traveling Teachers. Health: Allegany County Association for the Blind, Allegany County Mental Health Association - Youth Compeer, Allegany Senior Foundation – Home Delivered Meals, Allegany Senior Foundation - MercyLine, Ardent Solutions – Growing Stronger, Ardent Solutions – Suicide Prevention, Fillmore Power House – Summer Recreation, Jones Memorial Hospital – Walk-in Clinic. Critical Needs: ACCORD – Emergency Food Pantry, Catholic Charities – Food Pantry, HomeCare & Hospice, American Red Cross – Disaster Response, American Red Cross – Service to Armed Forces, Wellsville Salvation Army – Emergency Food Pantry, Wellsville Salvation Army – Emergency Clothing and Shelter.

 Funds for the grants were raised through United Way workplace giving campaigns at local corporations and from generous support from individuals and businesses in our community.

 “We want to thank the community for solidly supporting the United Way. We look forward to reporting on the impact of these grants which will help local individuals and families and create meaningful and lasting change right here in our local community.” commented ACUW Board President Randy Shayler.

Photo Caption: Representatives of organizations receiving United Way Grants

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