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Shelby County United Way Approves $916,285 in Allocations

President, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and, April. Six allocation teams consisting of over forty two people including Board Members, 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. In addition to the twenty one member board of directors, this year’s Community Volunteers were Connie Barhorst; Air Handling Equipment, Doug Borchers; Superior Aluminum, Ed Borchers; retired Superior Aluminum, John Bertsch; Detailed Machining, Julia Barker; Community Insurance Group, Shirae Reeves, US Bank; Jackie Davis; Mutual Federal, Amanda Card; Lochard Inc., Alex Lochard; Lochard Inc., Joe Lehmann; NK Parts,  Sherry Burden; Schwann’s, Nathan Barhorst; Ratermann Insurance Agency, Mickey Hamer; Cargill, Cameron Eisenhart; Sidney Body CarStar, Chad Geuy; Shaffer Manufacturing, Eric Noble; Mutual Federal, Lenora Randolph; Wilson Health, Angie Ross; Ferguson Construction, Jana Potts, former United Way employee; and Jami Young; Electro Controls.


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


Clear Creek Farms$40,000.00
Compassionate Care$75,000.00
Victim Services$25,000.00
Samaritan Works$60,000.00
Emergency Housing & Utilities$18,000.00
Day Break Adult Day Services$2,785.00
Alpha Community Center$47,500.00
American Red Cross$7,500.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters$55,000.00
Catholic Social Services Counseling$30,000.00
Imagination Library$7,500.00
Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts$30,000.00
New Choices$55,000.00
Rehabilitation Center$20,000.00
Workforce Partnership Career Coach$15,000.00
Senior Center Sidney/Shelby Co$45,000.00
Shelby Co ESC Opportunity School$13,000.00
Shelby County ARC$14,000.00
Sidney/Shelby Co YMCA Childcare$93,000.00
Catholic Social Services Senior Health$40,000.00
Wilma Valentine CLC$70,000.00
Agape Distribution $40,000.00
Special Project Grants$30,000.00
Sheriff’s Star House$35,000.00
Student United Way$10,000.00