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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. Program55,000.00
Afterschool Program at Salvation Army7,500.00
Salvation Army Bridging the Gap7,500.00
Clear Creek Farms30,000.00
Compassionate Care75,000.00
Victim Services20,000.00
Samaritan Works55,000.00
Emergency Housing & Utilities18,000.00
 Day Break Adult Day Services25,000.00
Alpha Community Center47,500.00
American Red Cross11,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters55,000.00
Catholic Social Services30,000.00
Imagination Library18,877.00
Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts30,000.00
New Choices50,000.00
Rehabilitation Center27,000.00
Senior Center Sidney/Shelby Co53,000.00
Shelby Co ESC Opportunity School18,000.00
Shelby County ARC31,000.00
Sidney/Shelby Co YMCA Childcare93,000.00
Senior Health Service – Catholic SS34,000.00
Wilma Valentine CLC85,500.00
Sidney Alternative School 25,000.00
Special Project Grants59,300.00
Shelby County Sheriff10,000.00
Student United Way10,000.00