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United Way Of Lamar County announces 2020 funding

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This week, United Way of Lamar County announced the 2020 grant awards to 25 local partner agencies.

“I want to thank all the nonprofit agencies that applied for funding as well as our Board of Directors and everyone who served on the Citizen Review Panel,” Executive Director Jenny Wilson said. “It is never an easy decision to allocate funds to each agency, especially when we have so many nonprofits in our community do such amazing work.”

At the United Way, we know that this is the community’s money, and we have a fiduciary duty to be good stewards and keep the public trust,” Wilson said. “In addition to written grant applications and financial statements that the agencies must submit, our board members make an on-site visit with each agency and there is a in-depth interview with our Citizen Review Panel.”

The fall campaign will kick-off in September with Paris Regional Medical Center CEO Steve Hyde as Campaign Chair. The campaign goal is $500,000 to cover the 2020 allocations awarded this week.

The following partner agencies will receive funding from United Way of Lamar County in 2020:

  • American Red Cross – $23,000
  • Ark-Tex COG (Paris Metro) – $25,000
  • Boys Scouts Circle Ten – $2,000
  • Boys & Girls Club – $66,500
  • Children’s Advocacy Center – $25,000
  • City Square Paris – $1,000
  • Downtown Food Pantry – $34,000
  • Dylan’s Drivers – $7,500
  • ETCADA – $10,000
  • Habitat for Humanity – $18,500
  • Imagination Library – $5,000
  • The King’s Daughters – $43,000
  • Lamar County Child Welfare Board – $28,000
  • Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business & Industry – $10,300
  • LCHRC Meals on Wheels – $48,000
  • Lamar County Literacy Council – $8,500
  • New Hope Center – $60,000
  • RRV Down Syndrome Society – $30,000
  • RSVP – $5,000
  • SafeT – $20,000
  • The Salvation Army – $10,000
  • Texas Dream Center – $11,000
  • CASA for Kids – $3,500
  • Citizens Emergency Response Team – $1,700
  • Children’s Center for Early Childhood Intervention – $3,500

To make a donation to United Way of Lamar County to help reach the goal of $500,000 to support these 25 local agencies, mail P.O. Box 1, Paris, TX 75461.

 


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