United Way of Southern Kentucky Announces $16,681 in Funding for Butler County
United Way of Southern Kentucky held a morning news conference on the Butler County Courthouse lawn to announce 2014 funding for critical issues affecting Butler County. $16,681 will be distributed through United Way of Southern Kentucky to help improve the lives of individuals, families and the elderly living in Butler County.
Allocation dollars were determined based on the work of 3 volunteers representing Butler County including Craig Browning as Chairman (U.S. Bank), Kay Romans (First Security Bank), and Darrell McKee (Morgantown Bank & Trust). Volunteers reviewed programs, finances and outcomes to develop the recommendations which focus on how donor dollars are best used to make the most impact on improving lives in the community. The money was raised through donations outside Butler County and presented by Darrell McKee.
Issues in Butler County that will receive funding:
Boys & Girls Club of Butler County $ 10,949
Butler County Youth Service center $ 1,524
Butler County Family Resource Center $ 3,119
Hospice of Southern Kentucky $ 1,089
United Way of Southern Kentucky supports four programs in Butler County. These four programs served 275 people in need in Morgantown-Butler County in the past year. Specific examples of accomplishments include:
• Boys and Girls Club of Butler County provided services to 233 children.
• Butler County Family Resource Center provided 10 children with family support services including dental, vision, and hearing screenings and other assistance.
• Butler County Youth Service Center provided 9 children with the support services including referrals to health and social services and education assistance.
• Hospice provided care to 23 terminally ill Butler County residents.
For more information about how you can LIVE UNITED in Butler County, please log onto www.LIVEUNITEDToday.com or call 270-843-3205.