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Souris Valley United Way awards grants

Jen Brodal/MDN Recipients of United Way grant awards are as follows: Front row: Pru Bray, The Village; Heather Cymbaluk, Companions for Children; Jill McDonald, Domestic Violence Crisis Center; Tia Huber, YMCA; Heidi Llewellyn, Souris Valley United Way Board member; Louis “Mac” McLeod, Minot Area Homeless Coalition. Second row: Cambree Smith, Domestic Violence Crisis Center; Crystal Onstott, YMCA; Kim Waswick, Youthworks; Patricia Bolyard, Minot Literacy Volunteers. Back Row: Roger Reich, Minot Commission on Aging; Elizabeth Larsen, Project BEE; Wendy Lewis, Girl Scouts; Brian Osvold, Catholic Charities; Jennifer Illich, First Link (2-1-1); Carleton Border, Boy Scouts; Rich Berg, Souris Valley United Way.

Several Minot area non-profit organizations were awarded funds on Thursday afternoon. An award total of $299,018.00 was given out to 21 Minot area organizations. Panel members from the community decide the recipient’s every March, said Christy Miller, outreach specialist.

“Since I started working in the United Way in 2017, my goal was to get money out to the community and in the five years I’ve been here we have raised $1.4 million to give away,” said Rich Berg, executive director. Berg said he loves the way Minot’s groups support each other.

Souris Valley United Way helps provide funding in the Minot area through donations and helps the community by giving funds to help support education, financial stability and health.

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