Porter County awarded $22,000 for food, shelter programs

2012-12-12T00:00:00Z Porter County awarded $22,000 for food, shelter programsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 12, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Porter County has been chosen to receive $22,158 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.

Local boards are charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A local board will determine how the funds awarded to Porter County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.

Porter County previously has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds to nonprofits providing food, shelter and utility assistance.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Deb Townsend, United Way of Porter County, P.O. Box 2028, Valparaiso, IN 46384, (219) 464-3583 or deb@unitedwaypc.org for an application.

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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