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Funds received for shelter programs

January 03, 2005

Washington County has received $55,299 from a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. The board includes representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, National Council Churches of Christ in the USA, Catholic Charities USA and United Way of America, which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent.

The Washington County Local Emergency Food and Shelter Board will determine how the Washington County funds will be distributed.

Local government or private organizations chosen to receive funds must be nonprofit; have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and if they are a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations must apply by Jan. 15.

For information, contact Tina Harr at United Way of Washington County at 301-739-8200, ext. 3.

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