Michael Wright, Sherry Sexton and Sandy Hogg, Letcher County board members of the United Way of Southeastern Kentucky, recently gave checks totaling $8,632 to agencies in Letcher County including the Letcher County Food Pantry, Letcher County CARES, the Letcher County Public Schools Education Foundation, and Mountain Community Hospice.
The United Way of Southeastern Kentucky distributed $88,654 in donations raised in the area to 45 human service agencies with 46 programs in the Kentucky River Area Development District eight-county area. The United Way Board of Directors includes at least two representatives from each county. The organization will conduct a fund-raising campaign in the fall, and 86 percent of all funds raised will be distributed. For more information, call Richard Crowe at (606) 439-0329.