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Local United Way to distribute additional prescription discount cards
By Cheryll A. Borgaard | July 26, 2010
The United Way has distributed 28,000 free prescription discount cards locally in the last 2 1/2 years, but executive director Bob Johnson wants to do more.
Following a presentation to the Longview City Council last week, Johnson said council members agreed to allow him to distribute 17,000 of the discount cards in water bills sent to city customers.
“We’re just doing everything we can to continue to get the word out,” Johnson said Monday.
The prescription discount cards originate at the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, based in Bethlehem, Pa. That organization distributes the cards to United Way agencies, which then give out the cards in their communities.
Cowlitz County United Way gets $87,000 for emergency programs
By Staff | Feb 3, 2010
The Cowlitz County United Way has received $87,000 in federal funds to help area emergency food and shelter programs.
The money comes from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. A local board of United Way and other outreach program officials will determine how to distribute the money among local service organizations, according to a press release.
Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for the money must contact the United Way to receive a copy of the grant proposal and requirements. The deadline to express interest is Feb. 12. For details contact Bob Johnson at (360) 423-5320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way to distribute emergency rent and mortgage funds
By Staff | May 16, 2009
More than $42,000 worth of emergency rent and mortgage help will soon be available to local residents.
The funds were awarded to United Way of Cowlitz County through the federal economic stimulus legislation. A local board made up of nine local not-for-profit organizations will determine how the money will be distributed in the area.
Agencies interested in applying for the emergency funds must contact Bob Johnson at 423-5320 or by e-mail at email@example.com for an application. The deadline is May 22.