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United Way distributes $11,000 in New Venture Grants

Three partner agencies are the beneficiaries of New Venture Grants from United Way of Logan County amassing $11,000.

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Logan County Homeless Shelter, The Alliance for Children and Logan County Juvenile Detention Center received a combined $11,648 in donations made possible from funding set aside at the conclusion of the 2012 campaign.

Logan County homeless Shelter and Alliance for Children β€” a collaboration from Hands on West Central Ohio that seeks to protect children from sexual abuse β€” each received a $5,000 grant and JDC received $1,648 for educational equipment.

β€œThe purpose of the New Venture Fund is to provide the UWLC with a mechanism whereby it can respond to unmet funding priority needs in the community throughout the year,” United Way Executive Director Jim Donnelly said.

Mr. Donnelly went on to note that United Way of Logan County has funded $517,978 in allocations to agencies in 2013, an 8.4 percent increase over 2012.  

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

Members of the Admissions and Allocation committee include: Nita Wilkinson, 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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