United Way reveals investment prospects

The United Way of Adams County will hold a conference Thursday

Several United Way partner agencies got a financial shot in the arm this morning.

The United Way announced that $807,800 was reinvested into Adams County as the agency handed out checks from this year's campaign.

$1.1 million was committed overall to programs.

In a press release, United Way stated, "In addition, $313,670 has been committed to United Way direct service programs. These include operating the Help Line and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing administrative support for the Quincy Area Partnership for Unmet Needs, volunteer recruitment, coordination of Adams County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Adams County Interagency Council, local leadership for the National Emergency Food & Shelter Program and the Family Wize Prescription Discount Program, coordinating annual Day Of Action activities and involvement with the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive led by the local letter carriers. In the last year, these United Way direct services returned nearly $2 million in community impact. This includes the value of more than 4,000 hours of service by United Way volunteers, $55,400 in medication savings received through the Family Wize prescription program and $1.8 million in income tax refunds received by clients of the United Wayâ??s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program."

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for the full press release which includes the complete listing of Program and Initiative Funding for 2014-15. Click here for resource investment information on the United Way website.

Members of the Resource Investment Team want to point out how much work goes into decided how much money is handed out to each agency.

It's a 12 week process with site visits to each agency, budgetary meetings, and looking at how well the agency performs.

"Our campaign turned out pretty good this year. A little more than we originally had planned. We felt like we were able to give as much as we did last year, " says Resource Investment Vice President, Jenny Hayden.

There's not a lot of rest time for the United Way.

This year's campaign kickoff is next month.