Local Non-Profits Get a Boost

by Brittany Shannon on June 21, 2010 at 6:04 am

Many community non-profit organizations are being helped out in a big way.

The United Way has announced the recipients of their Discretionary Investment funds. They are investing a total amount of $475,000 into organizations that are making a difference in the community by meeting, solving, and preventing future problems.

"The mission of United Way is to work in partnership with a number of agencies and individuals to affect change in the community and we feel that we are continuing to do so by investing these funds that have been entrusted to us," says the Executive Director of the United Way, Meg Deedrick.

A committee sat down and reviewed applications to determine which organizations would receive funding. They decided on agencies that have been affecting the community in a positive way. Boy Scouts of America and the Salvation Army are two such organizations.

"Very appreciative it makes it possible for us to serve leaders throughout the three counties over 1,000 youth week after week," says Ed Mulholland of the Boy Scouts of America.

"Non-profits, we have to raise every cent that we need, and to have that chunk of money come to us, it’s just we can’t even explain how important it is to us. There’s really no words for it," says Captain Ralph Campbell of Salvation Army.

A total of twelve organizations received funding:

The American Red Cross: $80,775 for Emergency Armed Forces, Disaster Relief, Health Education, and Blood Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Perry County: $4,500 for Big Brother Big Sister Youth Mentoring Programs

Big Brother/Big Sisters of Zanesville: $50,760 for School and Community Based Mentoring

Boy Scouts, Muskingum Valley Council: $42,000 for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing Programs

Catholic Social Services: $39,900 for Payee Services

Christ’s Table: $22,800 for the Hot Meal Program

Eastside Community Ministry: $56,250 for Emergency Relief and the Youth Program

Morgan Behavioral Health Choices: $8,250 for the Student Assistance Program

Morgan County Center for Seniors: $7,800 for the Homemaker Program

Muskingum Family Y: $32,500 for Summer Camp, Camp NuHop, and Member Services

Salvation Army: $74,750 for the Emergency Shelter Program, the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Project, and the Soup Kitchen

Zanesville Civil League: $48,164 for the Youth Program