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United Way gives local groups funds




UNITED WAY — Pictured are (left to right) Sherry Sexton, Geraldine McDonald of the Letcher County Food Pantry, Elwood Cornett of the Letcher County Public Schools Education Foundation, and Phyllis Baker and Brenda Adams of Letcher County CARES. Sherry Sexton is a Letcher County board member of the United Way of Southeastern Kentucky, which donated funds to the agencies.

UNITED WAY — Pictured are (left to right) Sherry Sexton, Geraldine McDonald of the Letcher County Food Pantry, Elwood Cornett of the Letcher County Public Schools Education Foundation, and Phyllis Baker and Brenda Adams of Letcher County CARES. Sherry Sexton is a Letcher County board member of the United Way of Southeastern Kentucky, which donated funds to the agencies.

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.

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