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United Way announces emergency food and shelter funding

Ledyard — The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has announced the distribution of $119,984 to local social services agencies through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The funding is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support access to food, shelter and housing cost assistance as determined by a local board.

The awards are as follows:

  • Mass shelter awards, to cover expenses for on-site housing with organizations with five or more beds in one location, were given to Covenant Shelter of New London ($12,500), New London Homeless Hospitality Center ($13,834), Reliance Health ($5,000) and Safe Futures ($5,000).
  • Rent and mortgage awards, to cover one month's worth of clients' rent, mortgage or lot fees, were given to Always Home ($3,000), Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich ($7,000), the City of Norwich ($10,000), Thames Valley Council for Community Action ($6,000), Salvation Army New London ($2,000) and the Town of Groton's Department of Human Services ($2,000).
  • Utilities awards, to cover current and overdue utilities bills, were given to the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut ($5,000).
  • Served meal awards, to purchase food served at mass meal sites, were given to St. Vincent de Paul Place ($10,000) and the New London Community Meal Center ($8,000).
  • Additional food awards, to purchase food for food banks and pantries, were awarded to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank ($15,150), Madonna Place ($3,000), New London Area Food Coalition ($4,500), Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center ($3,000), Riverfront Children's Center ($2,000), and St. James Episcopal Church ($3,000).

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