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Disaster grants help Mid-Missouri organizations provide hugs, guidance

This article originally appeared on the Jefferson City News Tribune’s website and can be read in its entirety there.

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Over the past six months, United Way of Central Missouri staff and volunteers have provided hugs and guidance to help those affected by summer flooding and a tornado that blew through Jefferson City in May, Chip Webb said.

Webb, the United Way board chairman and Ameren Missouri Central Division director, thanked the nonprofit organization and others Friday morning as he and United Way Foundation Board of Directors Chairman Phil Freeman announced recipients of $81,744 in disaster recovery grants at The Salvation Army of Jefferson City Center of Hope.

The United Way announced the availability of the grants, which are intended to support organizations’ recovery program, capacity and operational needs, in early October. They are intended to allow the United Way to provide additional support to area agencies that have felt the effects of the dual disasters in their day-to-day work, whether or not they are among the 28 United Way partners.


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