United Way invests $570,000 into basic needs for 2015

For Immediate Release: Feb. 17, 2015

UNITED WAY CONTACT: Lillian Moss, Communications Assistant
Phone: 785.273.4804 | E-mail: lillian.moss@unitedwaytopeka.org

TOPEKA, KAN. (Feb. 17, 2015) – United Way of Greater Topeka will invest $570,000 into basic needs in the Greater Topeka community in 2015. Grant review panels comprised of community volunteers determined the distribution of grant funding in the areas of shelter, rent and utilities, food, health care access/prescription assistance and safety from domestic violence.

Recipients include Harvesters, Topeka Rescue Mission, Meals on Wheels, Boys & Girls Club, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Jefferson County Service Organization, Let’s Help, Doorstep, Inc., YWCA, Kansas Legal Services, Health Access, Community Action, Positive Connections, NET Reach, NEK-CAP, Topeka Housing Authority, American Red Cross, Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., and Community Resource Council.

Supporting basic needs is foundational to United Way’s work. Without having their basic needs met, children can’t learn in school, families can’t be financially stable and individuals and families can’t enjoy good health.

To learn more about United Way’s work, visit www.unitedwaytopeka.org and click on the Community Impact link at the top of the home page.

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ABOUT UNITED WAY

United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, financial stability and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, shelter, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.

For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $105 million into the community.