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BLADEN COUNTY EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMADVERTISEMENT BLADEN COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM. BLADEN COUNTY has been chosen to receive $20,023.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter program in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; 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 around the country. A Local Board made up of Government, Church & Community Organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Bladen County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government; 2) have an accounting system; 3) practice nondiscrimination; 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. BLADEN COUNTY has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with East Arcadia Senior Center and Bladen Crisis Assistance, Inc. participating. These agencies were responsible for providing meals and lodging. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in apply for Emergency Food and Shelter program funds must contact: GAIL S. JOHNSON,Executive DirectorUnited Way of Bladen CountyPO Box 2636113A West Broad St.Elizabethtown, NC 28337FOR APPLICATIONPhone: 910-879-9843 Email: unitedwaybc@eastnc.twcbc.comThe deadline for applications is: November 15, 2013

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