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United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs

"To improve lives by uniting the caring powers in our community" is the mission statement of United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties and during the early months of 2018, the caring powers of these communities have been working hard on funding partner programs. United Way received many applications for funding from 501(C)(3) nonprofits whose priority areas focus on health, education and financial stability. Community Investment panels, made up of local volunteers, met in several locations during the first few weeks in March. After reviewing applications, financial reports and watching partner presentations, the Community Investment panel made their recommendation for funding. The United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties' Board of Directors made the final decision during their April Board meeting. Their decision was to approve two years' worth of funding totaling $146,350 for Otter Tail County partners and $16,050 for Wadena County partners.

Programs granted funding:

Otter Tail County

A Place to Belong, Alzheimer's Association—Get the Facts Ed. Series, American Red Cross—Emergency Services Program, Battle Lake Community Recreation, Battle Lake School Readiness, Boy Scouts of America—Northern Lights Council, Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes - Perham Unit, Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents Program, Child Care Visitor Program - Fergus Falls, Children's Services Association, Empowering Kids Perham -Empowering Kids, Fergus Falls Adult Basic Education, Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA, Summer Learning Loss Program, Fergus Falls Meals by Wheels, Frazee Neighbor to Neighbor, Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons, Kinship of the Perham Area - Kinship Otter Tail County, LB Homes - Camp Emily, Legal Services of Northwest MN - Poverty to Prosperity, LSS of MN Caregiver Support and Respite Program, Mahube-Otwa Family Development Housing, Mahube-OTWA Father's Resource Program, North Country Food Bank, PARTNERS - Foot Care Program, Pelican Rapids ECFE - Bright Start Home Visitor, Pelican Rapids OAKS, Pelican Rapids Senior Center - Meals on Wheels - Senior Citizens Nutrition, Salvation Army - After School Program, Salvation Army - Lunch in the Son, Someplace Safe - Parenting Time Center, Someplace Safe - Regional Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Youth, Someplace Safe - Sexual Violence and Someplace Safe -Otter Tail Domestic Violence.

Wadena County

Alzheimer's Association - Get the Facts Ed. Series, Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents Program, Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes and Pines - Leadership Pathways, Kinship, Lutheran Social Services - Nutrition Services, Mahube-Otwa RSVP, North Country Food Bank, Someplace Safe - Crime Victim Services, Someplace Safe - Regional Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Youth and Wadena County DAC.