United Way of Summit County today will announce $1.2 million in distributions to agencies providing basic needs.
“While United Way’s funding has become much more strategic in recent years in the areas of education, health and income stability, there is still a great need to provide basic human services for our most vulnerable residents,” Bob Kulinski, president and CEO of United Way of Summit County, said Tuesday. “Despite the technical end of the recession, much of our population still deals with long-term unemployment, underemployment and debt from medical bills and other crises in the recession’s wake.”
The American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties will receive $764,270 for emergency assistance, disaster relief and education, communication services and aid to military members and other programs.
Info Line Inc. will receive $135,000 for its 24-hour information service and referrals.
Other agencies receiving funds are: ACCESS Inc., $68,000; Akron Urban League, $5,000; Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties, $103,000; Care Coordination — Summit County Public Health, $45,000; Catholic Charities of Summit County, $40,000; Faith in Action, $20,000; Family Promise of Summit County, $20,000; Green Welfare Association, $5,000; Hudson Community Services Association, $5,000; Springfield Township Community Fund, $5,000; and the Salvation Army of Summit County, $64,000.