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Area United Way hosts workshops for nonprofits

January 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON — United Way of the River Cities will offer funding workshops in Lawrence County, Ohio, as well as Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Workshops will describe the upcoming Safety Net grant opportunity and will include an overview of the application process and tips for developing a competitive grant.

They will be open to registered nonprofit organizations that provide human services within United Way’s five-county service area.

These classes will be:

• Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce, 216 Collins Ave., South Point, Ohio.

• Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. at City National Bank conference room, 6888 McClellan St., West Hamlin, West Virginia.

• Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Mason County Public Library, 508 Viand St., Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. United Way office, 820 Madison Ave., Huntington.

• Wednesday, Jan. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Ave., Wayne, West Virginia.

“Workshop content is identical, so potential applicants need only attend one session,” said Andrea Roy, director of community impact for United Way of the River Cities.

“Although the workshop is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that nonprofits interested in applying for funding attend.”

This year, United Way of the River Cities is offering Safety Net grants, awarded each year to programs that provide short-term assistance with the following basic needs: food, clothing, personal care products/infant essentials, safe shelter, utilities/rent assistance, healthcare, prescription medication and transportation to allowable safety net services.

Registration for the workshops is required, as the seating capacity is limited.

To register for the workshop or for more information, contact Andrea Roy at 304-523-8929, ext. 107, or andrea.roy@unitedwayrivercities.org.

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