Applications available for assistance through United Way


FARMINGTON — The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area has been selected to receive an award of $22,030 as part of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, a federal program administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

It is designed to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for the nation’s hungry, homeless and people in economic crisis.

Locally, the United Way convenes the local board which determines the allocation of the money to area organizations who meet program criteria. Past recipients include, but are not limited to, Clearwater Ministries, United Methodist Economic Ministry, Wilton Area Food Pantry, Tri-Town Ministerial Association, Care and Share Food Closet, Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry, Friends Together Peer Support and Recovery Center and the Town of Carthage.

New applications are welcome. Call Lisa Laflin, executive director of the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, at 778-5048 for application details. Application materials are available online at Deadline for applications is Monday, March 15.

With the new funding opportunity, the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area will have allocated more than $130,000 in emergency food and shelter assistance in the last seven years, via the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.