United Way announces 2014 allocations

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The United Way of Logan County Board of Trustees recently approved the recommendations of the admissions and allocations committee to fund partner agencies totaling $472,525.

Agency recipients for 2014 will include: American Red Cross, $40,000; Boy Scouts, $6,750; Caring Hearts of Ohio Hospice, $40,000; Catholic Charities/Helping Hand, $58,075; Consolidated Care/New Directions, $24,335; Discovery Riders, $14,800; Logan County Family & Children First Council/Project Child, $25,000; Girl Scouts, $6,750; Green Hills DayBreak Center, $20,000; Habitat for Humanity, $15,000; Hands On of West Central Ohio/RSVP, $3,750; International Friendship Center, $9,750; Logan Belle Hand/PHD, $10,000; Logan County Cancer Society, $30,000; Loving Hands Adult Day Care, $25,000; Lutheran Community Services/Our Daily Bread, $35,000; Mary Rutan Medicine Assistance, $15,000; One on One, $18,750; United Service Organization, $1,500; Warm Clothes for Kids, $38,000; Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA/Safe Haven, $29,265; Youth Allocations Committee, $5,800.

The United Way Board of Trustees approved these recommendations at the Jan. 28 board meeting and will be brought to the membership at the annual meeting in April.

“We were faced with some very tough decisions and I appreciate the hard work and innovative thinking that led us to our recommended allocation budget,” Nita Wilkinson, admissions and allocation chair, said in release. “The emphasis placed on the Logan County Needs Assessment helped us make those difficult decisions.”

In addition to the direct agency allocations, the board approved a recommendation to place $55,794 into the New Venture Fund to address needs that develop in Logan County this year. The New Venture Fund is being updated to allow the United Way to have available resources throughout the year to fund other programs as they become available.

Any Logan County agency is eligible to apply for a New Venture Fund grant to use for programs filling a need addressed in the Community Needs Assessment. For more information, contact the United Way office at 592-2886.

Other admissions and allocations committee members include Krista Adelsberger, Scott Elliott, Trevor McGlone, Bill Montgomery, Jennifer Schwaderer, David Willoby and Mike Mullins, board chair. Heidi Reser, executive director, also attended the meetings.