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United Way in Helena gets FEMA grant to assist with emergency food and shelter

Posted: 11/13/2017 17:06:00 -07:00 Updated:

United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (UWLCA) has received a grant from FEMA to assist with emergency food and shelter in the area.

The $16,203 grant is provided through the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board and can only be used to supplement emergency shelter and food programs in the area.

A board of representatives from the community will determine how the money will be distributed.  

UWLCA CEO Alison Munson says they are currently accepting applications for the grant funds and will continue to take applications until the end of business hours Friday, November 24, 2017.

Munson says that this grant can help hundreds of families in need over the winter.

“If a family needs a hotel room or they need food or if they weren’t able to pay their electrical bill, this is funding specifically for emergency needs for food and shelter,” said  Munson.

UWLCA is still collecting money for their Annual Charitable Giving Campaign that benefits 39 partner agencies and this grant will not affect their goal of $775,000.

Last year more than 35,000 people in the community received assistance from the United Way through their partner agencies.

For more information about UWLCA visit https://unitedwaylca.org/ 

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