SJUW funds

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LAPLACE — The St. John United Way Board of Directors has approved $466,846 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year to fund programs and services throughout St. John the Baptist Parish. This represents an approximate $48,000 increase over last year’s allocation.
St. John United Way uses this funding to provide support to local agencies in St. John Parish. Some of the agencies approved for funding include St. John Parish 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Red Cross, Second Harvest and St. John Ministry of Care.
This year’s increase in funding has also allowed for three new agencies to receive funding for programs offered in St. John Parish. These agencies include Volunteers of America-Repairs on Wheels, Special Olympics and ARC of St. Charles-Respite Care Services.
Agencies that apply for funding are reviewed annually by local volunteers. This review process consists of agencies providing a detailed application, volunteer application reviews and face-to-face agency reviews. Once the reviews are complete, a volunteer committee submits funding recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.
“The review process is very thorough. Donors should feel confident that their funds are being used to fund services most critical to our local community,” said Barry Griffin, SJUW Allocations Committee chairman.
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