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United Way accepting funding requests

United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' allocation process for 2008/09 agency funding is under way. Applications are available on the Web at www.uwdp.org or by contacting its office. Douglas County funding requests need to be submitted to the Un...

United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' allocation process for 2008/09 agency funding is under way.

Applications are available on the Web at www.uwdp.org or by contacting its office.

Douglas County funding requests need to be submitted to the United Way office by 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2008.

United Way funds local health and human service agencies that provide direct services in the following areas: nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, increasing self-sufficiency, promoting health and healing, and fostering independence for seniors.

Citizen review panels consisting of eight to 10 community volunteers will review a select number of agencies presenting their funding needs. United Way board of directors' funding decisions will be based on panel recommendations.

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All community members are invited to participate. Douglas County's citizen review panels will meet on April 7-8 at First Congregational Church from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information on the allocations process or to volunteer to be on a panel, contact Jessica Boyer at (320) 763-4840.

United Way's investment of time, relationships, technology, expertise, money and other resources are focused on specific strategies for improving lives related to pressing community issues. If you are interested in learning more about the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties, visit www.uwdp.org . You can e-mail Linda Roles at unitedw@rea-alp.com or call (320) 763-4840.

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