After its annual campaign, the United Way of Whitley County raised $206,284. More than half of the money raised will be given to Whitley County nonprofit organizations through a grant process. Pictured are campaign volunteer Shelby Longenbaugh, Executive Director Cindy Baker and Campaign Chair Cari Wells.
With more than $206,000 raised, the United Way of Whitley County is poised to give back $122,000 in grants.
â€śWe are excited to give back more than we did last year,â€ť said Executive Director Cindy Baker. â€śItâ€™s the best example of living united â€” members of the community helping other members of the community.â€ť
The United Way works to collect funds which are then distributed to Whitley County nonprofits to help financially support those initiatives.
â€śThe more money we can raise, the more we can give back,â€ť said Baker.
â€śThat means we can free up these nonprofits to do what they do best â€” serve their clients.â€ť
Grants in the past have been awarded to such organizations such as the TROY Center, B.A.B.E., and the Whitley County Council on Aging.
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