BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Organizations that better the community across South Central Kentucky were recognized Tuesday morning by the United Way.
More than $745,000 was awarded to 16 programs in Warren County. The donation dollars was split between the organizations after a review process. The 16 programs served more than 24,000 people over the past year.
Although Tuesday was a positive announcement for the organizations, it's not the end of much needed help.
"These are ongoing problems in our community that only continue to get worse with the economy and other issues. The United Way is trying to focus on how do we address the root of the problem so we can in the long term not have to fund these programs anymore," says Mike Grubbs, a member of the United Way Executive Committee.
Tuesdays allocation announce is just one of ten that will occur over the next few weeks. Similar announcements will be made at 9 other counties the United Way of Southern Kentucky serves.
Here is the list of organizations and programs that were allocated funds:
Family Enrichment Center Wee Care & Respite Child Care - $79,981
Barren River Area Safe Space - Domestic Abuse Crisis Services - $78,169
CASA of South Central Kentucky - $39,043
Hope Harbor - Education Program - $19,651
The Salvation Army - Homeless Program - $78,055
Kentucky Legal Aid - Legal Assistance $59,793
The Salvation Army - $43,055
Hospice of Southern Kentucky - $22,936
Boys and Girls Club - $89,604
Big Brothers Big Sisters - $39,425
Community Action of Southern Kentucky - $39,779
Barren River Long Term Care Ombudsman - $27,762
Kentucky Legal Aid - $32,293
Haven4Change - $60,586
Barren River Area Safe Space - $33,669
The International Center - $1,287