From the Archive: United Way distributes over $83,000 to network partners in Tunica County, MS

372px-Map_of_Mississippi_highlighting_Tunica_County_svgHealth and human service nonprofits working to improve education, financial stability and health in Tunica County, MS will receive a total of more than $83,000 as a result of decisions from United Way of the Mid-South allocations committees.

United Way of the Mid-South volunteers from Tunica serving on allocation committees directed the $83,647 to agencies serving people in Tunica, MS.

Agencies that will receive funding are:

– American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter (provides immediate disaster response and disaster preparedness training)

– Boy Scouts of America, Chickasaw Council (offers comprehensive youth development program, emphasizing personal growth)

– Girl Scouts Heart of the South (helps families in dealing with and preventing child abuse)

– House of Grace (gives women and children a safe refuge from domestic violence while empowering them to walk with dignity)

– Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Inc. (assists the economically disadvantaged through advocacy, social services affordable low-income housing and education opportunities)

– Search Dogs South (provides trained search dogs and handlers for lost and missing persons)

– Tunica County Literacy Council (provides GED/literacy services in Tunica County)

– Tunica County Community Development Coalition, Inc. (improves the lives of low to moderate income families in Tunica by developing, managing and obtaining affordable housing)

Funds that are distributed by allocations committees come from organizations that conduct United Way fundraising campaigns in Tunica County, and from people who work outside the county but direct their funding to improve life in Tunica.

“Companies in Tunica County are very supportive of United Way and we hope to have even more organizations and people partnering with us in the future to create an even greater impact with these agencies providing valuable services to Tunica citizens,” said Nidia Logan, Director of Community Impact at United Way of the Mid-South.

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