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United Way of Volusia-Flagler Aids More Than $215,000 in Hurricane Irma Recovery
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By: United Way Volusia-Flagler Counties
Most recently, The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties approved a $107,600 allocation of funds to the recovery efforts of Volusia and Flagler nonprofit agencies to end 2017. Funds were donated by the Lilly Foundation through United Way Worldwide, Parks Dermatology, and SunTrust Bank. This funding will serve approximately 10,655 individuals in Flagler and Volusia counties.
This donation is in addition to an earlier allocation of $81,000 to six area nonprofits from various funding sources for Hurricane Irma relief and recovery efforts, along with $26,656 in in-kind donations facilitated by the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties.
A small group of volunteer reviewers met to determine the allocation of the Lilly Foundation funds following a competitive grant process. The funds were allocated to 10 agencies to aid in Hurricane Irma relief and recovery efforts. Funded projects include, flood recovery at Avenue's 12, rent and mortgage assistance, childcare assistance through the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, and housing repair at Family Renew Community in Holly Hill.
"The support from our local community and our national partners has been an incredibly important part of our community's recovery," said president and CEO, Dennis Burns. "We are so grateful to all who contributed in the wake of such a remarkable storm."
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The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties improves lives and builds a stronger community by bringing together hearts, minds and resources from across the region and by developing effective partnerships with businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. Each year the United Way holds a fundraising campaign to help fund 30 programs from 22 local partner agencies. For more information, please visit the website http://www.unitedwayvfc.org or call 2-1-1 (386-253-0564)