United Way to Adminster Emergency Food & Shelter Grant

Groups urged to apply for Food and Shelter funds 

LEWISTON, MAINE (December 15, 2014) United Way of Androscoggin County has announced that it has been selected to administer a grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to aid in the local fight against homelessness and hunger.

The grant will be administered by a local board comprised of area non-profit leaders, local municipalities and members of the faith community.  In addition, an individual who has successfully overcome homelessness also serves on the board. 

Under the terms of the grant, local organizations are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:  must be private voluntary nonprofit organizations or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter; have a voluntary board of directors if a private voluntary organization.

All qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 2, 2015.  For more information or to obtain an application, contact Larry Marcoux at United Way by calling 795-4000 or via e-mail at lmarcoux@unitedwayandro.org.

About United Way
United Way of Androscoggin County is part of a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health -- the building blocks for a good quality life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action -- to give, advocate and volunteer -- to improve conditions in their local community. Additional information can be found at www.UnitedWayAndro.org
 

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For More Information
Matthew Shaw, Director of Campaign & Marketing
United Way of Androscoggin County
207.795.4000 ext. 202
mshaw@unitedwayandro.org

Press Release - UW of Androscoggin - United Way to Adminster Emergency Food & Shelter Grant