Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:34

The United Way held a press conference in the City of Glasgow’s Chamber of Commerce this morning. The 8 AM conference was to announce over $100 thousand in funds that were allocated to United Way’s partner organizations in Barren County.


The funds come from donations collected mostly from payroll deduction programs within Barren County. Payroll deduction programs run through employers in the county and allow residents to request that several dollars from their weekly paycheck go towards the United Way.


CEO of the United Way Barren County Division Steve Wallace suggested that this is an accomplishment the county should be proud of.


In his closing speech, Wallace said, “at a time when we’re cutting back on every service that we possibly can, at a time we are looking to scale back on every dollar that we have, look around at what your county did for yourselves.”


The allocations determined 5 critical areas. The allocations for each area and organization are as follows:


Poverty: $41,016

Community Relief Fund (Emergency Assistance)- $23,550

Community Medical Care (Medical Assistance for the Working Poor)- $13,597

Kentucky Legal Aid (Domestic Violence & Civil Legal Assistance)- $2,000

Hospice of Southern Kentucky (Health Care for the Terminally Ill)- $1,869


Personal Abuse: $25,736

Barren River Area Safe Space (Domestic Violence)- $16,644

Hope Harbor (Education Program)- $4,622

Casa of South Central Kentucky (CASA Services)- $4,470


Senior Services: $26,568

Community Medical Care (Senior Medications)- $16,644

Community Action of Southern Kentucky (Foster Grandparent Program)- $ 9,279

Barren River Long Term Care Ombudsman (Long Term Care Ombudsman)- $ 2,692

Kentucky Legal Aid (Benefits Counseling)- $1,000

Disabilities: $20,542

ARC of Barren County (Developmentally Disabled Advocacy)- $20,542

Youth Development: $7,385

Big Brothers Big Sisters (One-to-One Mentoring)- $7,385

Substance Abuse: $2,111


Barren-Metcalfe County Drug Court (Drug Court Services)- $2,111


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