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Catholic Charities seeks programs for food, shelter funds

The Douglas County Emergency Food and Shelter Committee was chosen to receive $23,438 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Emergency Food and Shelter Committee was chosen to receive $23,438 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Douglas County.

A local board made up of representatives from Catholic Charities Bureau, Red Cross, United Way, Douglas County, Salvation Army, the Douglas County Ministerial Association and a person who has experienced homelessness, will determine how the funds awarded to the Douglas County Emergency Food and Shelter Committee will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; be eligible to receive federal funds; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a volunteer board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

The Douglas County Emergency Food and Shelter Committee has distributed emergency food and shelter funds in the previous phase to Catholic Community Services, Faith United Methodist Church, Northwest Wisconsin Community Services and the Salvation Army.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can submit a letter of interest stating total requested and how funds will be used to be submitted to Douglas County Emergency Food and Shelter Committee at Catholic Charities Bureau, 1416 Cumming Ave., Superior, WI 54880, Attention Brenda Osterlund. Call her at (715) 394-6617, ext 213. Applications or letters of request must be received by noon June 20.

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