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Nonprofits receive COVID-19 funding

From United Way of Central Alabama

United Way of Central Alabama recently approved grant awards totaling $100,000 from its Community Crisis Fund to nonprofit organizations located in Chilton County.

The recipients are the Chilton County Emergency Assistance and YMCA of Chilton County.

Chilton County Emergency Assistance will use its grant funds to supply food, helping with emergency medical expenses for the uninsured and underinsured, and prescription drug assistance. YMCA of Chilton County will use its award for access to food, workforce support, childcare, transportation and supportive services for the unemployed.

Established in March, the Community Crisis Fund has provided grants to nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, St. Clair and Chilton counties providing basic needs assistance, mental health support, and workforce support to the unemployed. Those needs include domestic violence intervention, utility, rent, and mortgage assistance, and employment placement services.

“We realize this is going to be a marathon,” said Drew Langloh, president and CEO, United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. “It is not a few months, and we are done. This is going to run at least until the end of 2021. We are making sure we are providing support in a meaningful way.”

United Way of Central Alabama serves Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, and St. Clair counties by providing solutions for the most critical needs in the community. Through its partner agencies and community initiatives, UWCA improves lives and community conditions by building and mobilizing resources. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.  For more information, visit www.uwca.org.