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-Press Release, United Way of Vance County
The United Way of Vance County has awarded a total of $30,000 to local charitable organizations for its annual grant allocations.
The 2020 grant allocations have been presented to seven local charities to assist needy families in the basic needs areas of health, education and financial stability.
Charitable organizations receiving the funds include Life Line Outreach, Inc.; Community Partners of Hope, Inc.; Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start; ACTS of Vance County, Inc.; Vance County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council; Harold Sherman Adult Day Center; and Alliance Rehabilitative Care, Inc.
Representatives receiving the grant funds in a presentation at the United Way office on Garnett Street were Steve and Lynda Dalton of Life Line; Lee Anne Peoples of ACTS; the Rev. Joseph Ratliff of Community Partners; Shantel Hargrove and Jaleel Johnson of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council; Gail Barnes-Hall and Melanie Hobgood of the Harold Sherman Adult Day Center; Jeanne Harrison of Alliance Rehabilitative Care; and Garry Daeke of Smart Start.
The grant allocations were approved by the United Way’s Board of Directors after members of the organization’s Funds Allocations Committee listened to presentations made by each of the grant applicants.
With grant awards, the United Way board stipulates that applicants’ projects must offer assistance and support mostly for food, shelter, basic health needs and youth services.
The United Way of Vance County has been in operation since June of 1969. During its existence, the organization has provided annual grant awards to assist local charities in meeting the needs of disadvantaged citizens in Vance and Warren counties. United Way also has partnered with numerous local nonprofits over the years for special events and projects to benefit local citizens.