Logan County was awarded $16,033.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs and $6,035 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's FEMA agency and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, United Jewish Communities and United Way of America.
The local board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas across the country.
A local board made up of the County Commission, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Central Baptist Church, WVDHHR, American Red Cross, United Way and Community Action and Office of Emergency Services will determine how fund are awarded in Logan County and distribution. The local board will recommend agencies to receive the funds from the program.
Under the terms the agencies chosen must
• Be private, voluntary non-profits
• Have an accounting system
• Practice non discrimination
• Have demonstrated the ability to delivery emergency food and shelter
• Have a voluntary board
Qualified agencies are urged to apply. Public and private agencies can contact Lt. Denise Stewart of the Salvation Army of Logan at 201 Stratton Street, Logan WV 25601 for an application. Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. is the deadline.