Shelby County United Way Approves $1,052,677 in Allocations

Executive Director, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and early April. Six allocations teams consisting of Board Members and Company and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams were comprised of the following Impact Areas: Enriching the Lives of Seniors, Investing in Youth & Children, Promoting Health & Well Being, Caring for People in Crisis, Strengthening Families & Individuals, and Community-Wide Initiatives. Barr states, “The allocation process provides accountability and ensures the community’s dollars are impacting Shelby County’s greatest needs. We leverage the experience and skill set of our board of directors and community volunteers to evaluate and make recommendations to our partners.” This year’s Community Volunteers were Connie Barhorst; Air Handling Equipment, Mickey Hamer; Cargill, Doug Borchers; Superior Aluminum, Ed Borchers; retired Superior Aluminum, John Bertsch; Detailed Machining, Pam Cox; retired Plygem, Julia Frantz; Elizabeth New Life Center-Sidney, Josh Ross; Ruese Insurance Agency, Kent Craver; retired Mutual Federal Saving and Loan, Laura Hickerson; Peerless, Vicki Ruhe; US Bank, Lora French; Electro Controls and Stacy Petit; American Trim.


The Board of Trustees approved the recommended agency allocations during their April Board Meeting.
The agencies’ awards are as listed:


I.M.P.A.C.T. Program 55,000.00
Afterschool Program at Salvation Army 7,500.00
Salvation Army Bridging the Gap 7,500.00
CASA/GAL 10,000.00
SafeHaven 18,000.00
Clear Creek Farms 30,000.00
Compassionate Care 75,000.00
Victim Services 20,000.00
Samaritan Works 55,000.00
Emergency Housing & Utilities 18,000.00
 Day Break Adult Day Services 25,000.00
Alpha Community Center 47,500.00
American Red Cross 11,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters 55,000.00
Catholic Social Services 30,000.00
Imagination Library 18,877.00
Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts 30,000.00
New Choices 50,000.00
Rehabilitation Center 27,000.00
Senior Center Sidney/Shelby Co 53,000.00
Shelby Co ESC Opportunity School 18,000.00
Shelby County ARC 31,000.00
Sidney/Shelby Co YMCA Childcare 93,000.00
Senior Health Service – Catholic SS 34,000.00
Wilma Valentine CLC 85,500.00
Sidney Alternative School 25,000.00
Special Project Grants 59,300.00
Shelby County Sheriff 10,000.00
211 6000.00
Student United Way 10,000.00
TOTAL 1,052,677.00

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