United Way Has Money for Emergency Food and Shelter Organizations
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Mesa County has $72,240 in federal funds for emergency food and shelter from United Way of Mesa County and they are asking for applications to all non-profit organizations that qualify.
Funding is made available through The Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Management Agency. Organizers say the decision board is made up of local city representatives and volunteers.
Both the Community Food Bank of Mesa County and United Way organizers say this program is very useful to the community.
"People come to us usually two or three times in a year, calendar year and so that shows us their using us as the emergency food source,” said Community Food Bank Program Coordinator Gai Wlidermuth-Gunter .
"The application process, we need to be contacted and we’ll email an application directly or mail it is due November 1st. We want to make sure that you're in good standing as a non-profit that we'll go through some of that documentation part. And we want to hear in the application what is the need and what is the population you are serving,” said United Way Community Funding Manager Abby Landmeier.
United Way of Mesa County is accepting applications until November 1st.