SIDNEY — Executive Director, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual agency allocation process in March.

Six allocations teams consisting of board members 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.

“The allocation process provides accountability and ensures the community’s dollars are impacting Shelby County’s greatest needs,” said Barr. “I want to thank our 20 members of the Board of Trustees and the 15 Community Volunteers who assisted in this process.”

The Community Volunteers were Joe Labor, TAM FM; Connie Barhorst, Air Handling Equipment; Mickey Hamer, Cargill; Doug Borchers, Superior Aluminum; Ed Borchers, retired Superior Aluminum; John Bertsch, Detailed Machining; Kent Craver, Mutual Federal; Heather Boerger, Edgewell Personal Care; Jerry Meyer, Cargill; Michael Seeger, Choice One Engineering; Tonya Hulsmeyer, US Bank; Tom Martin, Sidney Body Carstar; Pam Cox, Plygem; Chris Geise, Dickman Supply; and Julia Frantz, Elizabeth New Life Center-Sidney.

The Board of Trustees approved the recommended agency allocations during their April board meeting. The agencies’ awards were given to IMPACT Program, $55,000; Afterschool Program at Salvation Army, $45,000; Salvation Army Bridging the Gap, $7,500; CASA/GAL, $10,000; SafeHaven, $18,000; Clear Creek Farms, $60,000; Compassionate Care, $105,000; Victim Services, $20,000; Samaritan Works, $45,000; Emergency Housing & Utilities, $18,000; Adult Day Care Center, $24,000; Alpha Community Center, $50,500; American Red Cross, $20,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters, $73,000; Catholic Social Services, $28,000; and Imagination Library, $16,000.

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