COLUMBIA CITY â After exceeding its goal of $190,000 by $15,000, the United Way of Whitley County awarded $100,000 in grants to local organizations.
âThis is almost $20,000 more than we gave back last year,â said Executive Director Cindy Baker. âWe know the dollars raised are not as important as how those dollars are invested into the community to give hope and change lives.
âBut we do know that it is those dollars that make change possible. Change cannot happen without people in our community.â
Grants awarded included:
â¢Interfaith Mission (The Lighthouse) â $16,725
â¢TROY Center â $10,900
â¢NE Indiana CASA â $10,000
â¢B.A.B.E. of Whitley County â $8,500
â¢Passages, Inc. â $7,000
â¢Junior Achievement â $7,000
â¢Churubusco Childcare Center â $6,000
â¢Cancer Services of NE Indiana â $6,000
â¢The Center for Whitley County Youth â $5,500
â¢Invent NOW - Camp Invention â $5,000
â¢KC Ed â $3,125
â¢Whitley County Energy Assistance â $3,000
â¢YWCA Domestic Violence Services - Education â $3,000
â¢American Red Cross â $2,000
â¢Whitley County Council on Aging â $2,000
â¢YWCA Domestic Violence Services - Community Chest â $2,000
â¢Community Mid Week Meal â $1,000
â¢Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force â $1,000
â¢HelpLine â $250.00
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