United Fund seeking agencies

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Applications for United Fund assistance are now being accepted, said board president Kirk Garrett.
The non-profit organization benefited 19 organizations in Brewton and East Brewton last year, including the YMCA, the American Red Cross and the county’s regional child advocacy center.
Last year, donations totaled approximately $80,000, and Garrett is confident support will be the same.
“If not even better,” Garrett said of the annual total.
“Right now, we’re asking area groups and organizations to submit new funding requests,” he said. “We will meet in September to review the applications and will make a final funding determination before our kickoff, which should be sometime mid-October.”
A vast majority of the donations — more than 98 percent — goes directly to the organizations under United Fund’s umbrella.
There are 19 organizations in our Brewton and East Brewton community that benefit from donations. More than 98-cents of every dollar is passed along to the organizations, which also included the Girl Scouts-Deep South Chapter, Brewton Public Library, Boy Scouts-Gulf Coast Council, Southwest Alabama Behavioral Health Care Systems and Escambia County Cooperative Library System.
Those requesting funding should send a request letter to the UF board via mail to: United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton, P.O. Box 34, Brewton, AL 36427.
“We also want to thank those in the community who continue to support United Fund, whether through their work or directly to the United Fund,” Garrett said. “We would not be able to reach our goal without the great support we receive throughout the community.”

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