United Way allocates funds

Two new agencies will be receiving community investment grants from the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley for the first time, it was announced this morning. Among the 24 agencies to receive funds this year will be the Russell County Child Advocacy Center and the Marion County Family Connection. A total of $4,972,301 will be the invested in the community. Of the 22 agencies funded last year, 65 percent received an increase, 23 percent received the same amount and 12 percent received a decrease. The agencies receiving the most money were the Family Center at $465,250 and Girls Inc. with $450,472. "We had a very successful campaign," said interim president Sheree Mitchell. "The community continues to be very generous and we're thrilled to be able to fund so many important programs."

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