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United Way of Whitley County awards $65,000 in community grants

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United Way of Whitley County is pleased to announce the presentation of $65,000 in community grants to be awarded to local programs and organizations serving residents of Whitley County.
Grant recipients are selected by community members and United Way of Whitley County's Board of Directors after a comprehensive application and interview process. 13 program applications were submitted, totaling $116,350 in grant requests.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Education Impact:
TROY School, Passages, Inc., The Center for Whitley County Youth, Churubusco Community Child Care Center, Junior Achievement, & Camp STEAM Ahead
Financial Stability Impact:
Mission 25, BABE of Whitley County & Helpline of Whitley County
Community Chest Impact:
Northeastern Indiana CASA, The Salvation Army of Whitley County, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, & YWCA Northeast Indiana
Grants were awarded to programs that play a critical role in reaching people in need and providing them with the means to create a better life for themselves. The grants provided are made possible through individual and corporate contributions made through United Way of Whitley County's annual fundraising campaign.
United Way of Whitley County's Executive Director, Cindy Baker, said, "These grants will impact the lives of thousands of people in our community. There are significant needs throughout the county and United Way is grateful to work within the community to provide for those needs through the generosity of our gracious donors. It is important for our donors to know they have the ability to make a profound impact on someone's life through their financial contribution to United Way."
An additional $17,987 in program investments and designated dollars will also be awarded to local organizations to continue their impact in Whitley County.

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