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United Way releases allocation specifics

The Logan County United Way Board of Trustees recently approved allocations to partner agencies totaling $514,868.

The board also approved placing $25,093 in a new venture/emergency fund to address special needs in 2013.

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Members lauded the efforts of the admissions and allocations committee that spent several hours in December and January to review agency proposals and conduct formal hearings with each agency.

In all, 22 local agencies will receive donor dollars that help with food pantries, senior centers, rent and utility assistance, disaster relief, prescription medication, hospice care, cancer support and youth activities.

Total allocations represent an 8.4 percent increase over 2012.

Specific allocations include:   
• American Red Cross — $40,000;
• Boy Scouts — $9,000;
• Caring Hearts of Ohio Hospice — $40,000;
• Catholic Charities/Helping Hand — $58,075;
• Consolidated Care/New Directions — $24,335;
• Discovery Riders —  $14,800;
• Family & Children First Council/Project Child — $25,000;
• Girl Scouts — $9,000;
• Green Hills DayBreak Center — $20,000;
• Habitat for Humanity — $15,000;
• Hands of West Central Ohio/RSVP — $5,000;
• International Friendship Center — $13,000;
• Logan BelleHAND/PHD — $10,000;
• Logan County Cancer Society — $32,000;
• Loving Hands Adult Day Care — $25,000;
• Lutheran Community Services/Our Daily Bread — $35,000;
• Mary Rutan Medicine Assistance — $15,000;
• One on One — $25,000;
• United Service Organization — $1,500;
• Warm Clothes for Kids — $38,000;
• Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA/Safe Haven — $29,265; and
• Youth Allocations Committee — $5,800.

“The all-volunteer committee takes its task seriously,” said Tammy Allison, board chairwoman. “Everyone who contributed to the campaign can be assured their pledge is being put to maximum use to benefit the people in Logan County.”

Committee members include Nita Wilkinson, chair; Krista Adelsberger, John Elizondo, Scott Elliott, Jerry Heaton, Sharon Holsberry, Gail Lirette, Trevor McGlone, Tracy McPherson, Bill Montgomery, Mike Mullins, Jennifer Schwaderer and David Willoby

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