Hearing funding requests

Aransas County 4-H Ambassadors presented their allocation hearing to members of the United Way for Aransas County Thursday, Oct. 22. 4-H Ambassadors are, back row, from left, Gillian Hale, Kayla Ramos, and Kaitlyn Carruth. United Way members are, front row, from left, Sterling Heller, Andrea Hattman, Patti Rios, Janice Haldeman, and Pat Lizcano. Not pictured, Don Clarke, Lynn Baskin, and Danielle Gonzalez.

The United Way of Aransas County (AC) held allocation hearings for local prospective entities Thursday, Oct. 22 at Prosperity Bank.

The United Way met with and listened to stories and needs of the requesting entities and how they will utilize the money allotted to them.

Entities that were met with are ACCESS Counseling, Odyssey, Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans, ABC Learning Center, Boys and Girls Club of AC, Another Chance RFT, Boy Scouts of America South Texas, Rockport-Fulton Humane Society, AC Council on Aging, Agrilife 4H Club of Aransas County, Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, and Operation Santa Claus.

Requests for $1,000 to $5,000 were made for numerous items and needs such as cages for animals, a mobile building, student supplies, clothing, operating expenses, and sanitizing supplies.

The AC Council on Aging noted an increased request for meals. They currently have a waiting list of about 30 people ranging in age from 75-90 years old.

Due to COVID-19, many of the non-profit organizations have been unable to host important fundraising events.

Final donation amounts will be announced in early 2021.

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