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Tri-County Kentucky United Way announces 2019 funding

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Tri-County Kentucky United Way is happy to announce that there will be 28 vital programs throughout Marion, Nelson and Washington counties that will receive funding in 2019 as a result of community donations. United Way dollars come primarily from the employees of local companies and businesses, as well as corporate donations, individuals, civic groups, and a fundraising event. These dollars are allocated by local volunteers who review applications and visit the programs to ensure that dollars are effectively and efficiently invested into local communities.
These 28 programs will share $207,000 to provide services in the areas of education, financial stability and health. This is an increase of 3.5 percent over 2018 funding, thanks to the generosity of so many.
In 2019, the priority area of education will provide $36,200 towards: self-esteem building and empowerment activities; child care programming; and local Family Resource and Youth Services Centers within the schools that help to address bullying, family assistance for basic needs, the need for mentoring, and pre-school motor skill enhancement.
Financial stability funding will provide $45,500 to: help eligible low-income, working households with rental and utility assistance; aid families in improving self-sufficiency and maintaining housing; educate individuals on financial management; empower the disabled with employment opportunities; and offer low-income individuals free legal assistance.
Health funding will provide $125,300 to: domestic violence shelters ($37,000); food pantries, hunger relief and back pack programs ($25,500); and physical and mental health programs ($35,800), which include substance abuse recovery, medical services to the working uninsured, support for those who have lost a child, recreational activities for those with mental illness, and support for local child advocates. It also includes funding for homelessness ($12,000), senior assistance programs ($11,000), and emergency services ($4,000).
Tri-County Kentucky United Way would like to thank all those who have contributed to help local people who are struggling within our communities, giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential and to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives. Because of you, lives are changing – right here at home.
If you would like to make a new or continued investment in our local communities, please donate to the Tri-County Kentucky United Way, 321 South Third Street, Bardstown KY 40004.
Tri-County Kentucky also runs the Tri-County Trifecta in September. The three races of the Trifecta include the Spirit 5K in Bardstown during the Bourbon Festival, the Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5k in Lebanon during Ham Days, and the Sorghum Shuffle 5K during the Sorghum Festival in Springfield. Stay tuned for more news regarding this event.

Tri-County Kentucky United Way Funded Agencies for2019
Agency name and 2019 Grant Award:

American Red Cross $4,000
BackPack Program $3,000
Bardstown Bridges Family Resource Center (bullying program) $1,500
Bethany Haven (Room in the Inn and transitional housing) $12,000
Bread for Life Food Pantry $20,000
Central Kentucky Community Collaboration for Children $7,000
Community Action-Marion County $7,500
Community Action-Nelson County $18,500
Community Action-Washington County $3,500
Central Kentucky Congregate Meals $7,000
Central Kentucky Head Start – Lebanon $6,500
Central Kentucky Senior Companion Program $4,000
Compassionate Friends $800
Girls on the Run-Marion County $1,000
Glasscock Family Resource Center (family basic needs) $5,000
Guthrie Opportunity Center (Greenhouse Program) $6,000
Hunger Relief -  Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland $2,500
Isaiah House (job training and employment program) $3,000
Legal Aid Society $3,000
Loretto Child Care Center $10,000
NAMI Participation Station Bardstown $1,000
NELCASA (Nelson County Court Appointed Special Advocates) $16,000
Nelson County Community Clinic $15,000
Nelson County Fusion Youth Services Center (drug prevention) $2,000
North East Nelson Family Resource Center (mentoring) $2,200
SpringHaven Inc.-Domestic Violence Program $7,000
The Caring Place-Domestic Violence $30,000
Village Family Resource Center/Early Learning Center $8,000
TOTAL: $207,000