Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

United Way Offers Matching Collars to Agencies Assisting Displaced Verso Workers

Last Updated on Oct 30, 2019 at 12:42pm | Garrett County Economic Development

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican. From Staff Reports.
County United Way, serving Allegany, Garrett, Hampshire and Mineral counties will provide matching dollars to agencies equipped to deliver direct services to displaced workers.
The shutdown occurred at a time in which United Way was finalizing its 2019 Campaign, positioning the organization to consider a response in each county.
It was proposed by each county advisory committee to the Board of Directors to reserve an available portion of dollars to serve as matching grants.
The Board unanimously approved and accounts were set up, along with an option to give in any of the four counties.
Available dollars:
-- Allegany County - $5,000
-- Garrett County - $5,000 (made possible through a grant from Garrett Cooperative Ministry)
-- Hampshire County - $229.96
-- Mineral County - $3,000
It is important to note that individuals should reach out to direct service organizations in their community to gain possible access to assistance.
The grants are first come, first-served, and United Way partner organizations have been provided with the tools to access the funds. Any non-partner agencies should contact United Way with questions.
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.