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UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY ANNOUNCES 2020 FUNDING

 

 

 This week the United Way of Lamar County announced the 2020 grant awards to 25 local partner agencies.
Executive Director Jenny Wilson stated, “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.  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.”
Wilson adds, “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.  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 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 the 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 – $7500
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 – $3500
Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) – $1700
Children’s Center for Early Childhood Intervention – $3500
To make a donation to the United Way of Lamar County to help reach the goal of $500,000 to support these 25 local agencies – mail to P.O. Box 1, Paris TX 75461.
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