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The United Way is excited to announce funding for 25 local programs that aim to improve the quality of life in our area.
The programs were chosen based on their positive effects on income, education, health and access. A pool of ten community volunteers came together to decide on which applications to accept for this year.
"The board makes the final decision so it was a very long process. We got started last February and we are pleased to announce results today, " said Meg Deedrick, Executive Director.
This year's investments in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties totaled a little over $614,000. Deedrick says that the programs touch all demographics.
"We really got something for everyone. A focus area that we were looking at was school readiness so we are working with literacy programs and making sure that kids succeed in school. We are looking at the other end of the spectrum and those who maybe need help on their later years and in-between," said Deedrick.
Funds designated to specific organizations have already went out and the rest of the funding will be distributed monthly for the next 12 months, starting in July.
If you would like to see what programs received funding you can go to the United Way's website online.