Longview United Way dips into reserves to fund agencies
Longview, TX — The Greater Longview United Way dipped into its reserve funds to make sure all partner agencies had the same funding allocations for 2011 as they’d had for 2010, executive director Donna Mahurin said Thursday.
The United Way board completed its funding allocations earlier this week.
Although the umbrella agency didn’t meet its campaign goal this year, the board chose not to decrease funding to the 39 programs of its 21 partner agencies, she said. The programs will receive a combined $968,697 in funding.
“We didn’t miss the goal by much, but we still missed it,” Mahurin said. “However, we’ve been able to make up some of the difference through grants and other sources, so our overall impact on the community is, if anything, greater now than it has been in the past.”
In addition to funding the partner agencies, the United Way also provides Infoline, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and home repairs. Its legal aid program has moved from being funded directly to becoming a partner agency, she said.
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