Beth Rupert-Warren believes the United Way of Jefferson County is about more than just giving money to local agencies.
"Yes, we have exceeded our campaign goal for the past two years and hope to do so again when we start our next campaign later this year. But I also believe we have a mission to provide an impact on our community," said Rupert-Warren, executive director of the United Way.
Rupert-Warren announced seven community grants have been awarded to local programs in addition to the funding for the 18 United Way partner agencies.
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Beth Rupert-Warren, executive director of the United Way of Jefferson County, reviews plans for the Jefferson County Community Partners meeting.
"We received community grant requests and were able to provide $9,000 to those groups. The Youth United in Christ was awarded $1,500 to help offset the cost of providing a youth summer camp that serves approximately 60 people. Another $1,500 was provided to the Family Service Association to beautify and update the playground area at the downtown facility and to purchase learning supplies and equipment for the Family Service Association," Rupert-Warren said.
Additional monetary awards were issued to:
"We are very excited to fulfill our role of making an impact in the county and to help bring the community together," Rupert-Warren said.