Whitley County Nonprofits Benefit from United Way of Whitley County Campaign

With more than $206,000 raised through the annual United Way campaign, United Way of Whitley County is ready to give back to the community through their 2014 – 2015 grant process.  This year, United Way of Whitley County will be investing $122,000 into services that benefit individuals living in Whitley County through organizations focusing on EDUCATION, INCOME (financial stability), and COMMUNITY CHEST programs. The United Way campaign exemplifies how as a community we LIVE UNITED ~ members of the community giving back to help other members of the community.  Grants in the past have gone to such organizations as TROY Center, BABE of Whitley County, The Center for Whitley County Youth, The Lighthouse, and Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.

The United Way of Whitley County Board of Directors reviews grant applications to determine where funds raised will be invested to continue having the most impact on individuals throughout Whitley County, and on the county, as a whole. The Board works diligently to ensure that United Way of Whitley County is a good steward of the funds raised.  Each organization receiving grant dollars is held to a high level of accountability in order to make certain the dollars granted are used for their intended purpose as specified through the grant application. Grant recipients will be announced no later than June 30, 2014 for the 2014 – 2015 grant cycle.

United Way of Whitley County would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Cari Wells ~ 1st Source Bank for leading the campaign in 2013.  In addition, Cari was able to assemble a dedicated Campaign Team consisting of: Shelby Longenbaugh ~ STAR Insurance Agency, Christie Workman ~ The Post and Mail, Abby Lindsay ~ Edward Jones Investments, Loren Fry ~ Farm Bureau Insurance, Megan DeVito ~ STAR Insurance Agency, and Shannon Clark. United Way could not continue serving the community without the wonderful volunteers who make all we do within the community possible !  THANK YOU !!!

(story content courtesy Christie Workman, The Post and Mail)

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