Local agencies receive United Way funds | PostIndependent.com

Local agencies receive United Way funds

United Way of Garfield County recently released more than $20,000 in funds to 17 local human service agencies. The funds are disbursed quarterly and are raised through payroll deductions, company matches and individual contributions.

Local United Way agencies receiving money this quarter include Advocate Safehouse Project, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, CMC Senior and Disabled Transportation, Colorado West Mental Health Center, Family Visitor Program, Garfield Legal Services, Glenwood Learning Center, Healthy Beginnings, LIFT-UP, Literacy Outreach, Planned Parenthood, RSVP, Roaring Fork Resource Center, Sopris Therapy Services and Youth Zone.

In March more than $10,500 in Emergency Food and Shelter Funds (FEMA) were allocated to LIFT-UP, Advocate Safehouse, Salvation Army and God’s Provision through United Way of Garfield County.

“Our local human service agencies are being hit hard by state and federal cuts, so with community financial support, United Way can supplement these nonprofit budgets,” noted Leslie Robinson, United Way director.

For information call the United Way of Garfield County, 625-8189, or e-mail untdway@sopris.net.

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