UWCFMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (11/7/19) — United Way of the Coalfield hosted the Muhlenberg County FEMA Board meeting to set priorities for the utilization of grant funds this week, the nonprofit reported.

Phase 36 Emergency Food and Shelter Program grant funds were made available to Muhlenberg County based on this jurisdiction's total number of unemployed as compared to the total number of unemployed in all jurisdictions, UWC Director Don Howerton said. The two applications received for these funds were reviewed and discussed. The board voted to approve, with emphasis on food and shelter, the two applications.

Hope2All agency will receive $6,000 and Salvation Army will receive $10,714, UWC reported. Both organizations are UWC agencies. 

Howerton, who also serves as the Muhlenberg FEMA Board Chair, stated, "The EFSP funds will significantly assist those in need in Muhlenberg County. I have great respect for the members of this board, and I honor their voluntary efforts to help those in critical need.”

The United Way of the Coalfield has nine of its 12 agencies working in Muhlenberg County. UWC started their campaign to continue to support the United Way agencies whose mission is to address local needs with locally raised donations.

The agency encourages pledging to UWC to assist the partner agencies individually and/or through workplace campaigns in Muhlenberg County. 

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