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NEZ PERCE COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

Nez Perce county has been chosen to receive $3,419 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityÂ’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of representatives from the United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, local county officials, a representative of Catholic Charities of America and one from Churches of Christ, a Native American representative and a homeless person or homeless advocate will determine how the funds awarded to Nez Perce county are to 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 and any additional 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: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Nez Perce county has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with The Idaho FoodBank and Community Action Partnership.

 

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact the Twin County United Way (2207 E. Main St. PO Box 1660, Lewiston) at tcuw@tcuw.org or (208) 743-6594 for an application.  The deadline for applications to be received is Mon. July 31, 2017 at 8 a.m.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 30, 2017

  • Contact: 
  • Samantha Skinner
  • Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, e-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

 

Twin County United Way Honors Supporters, Announces 2017-2019 Board Officers at Annual Banquet

Nonprofit partners will receive $445,550 in Community Fund grants

LEWISTON – The Twin County United Way held its annual banquet on Wednesday at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston.  The breakfast event, presented by P1FCU, recognized businesses, individuals and organizations that support the Twin County United Way and its nonprofit partners.

Thirty-one local nonprofit programs will receive $445,550 during the second year of two-year Community Fund grants. This is up slightly from last yearÂ’s $443,468 which was disbursed between July 2016 and June 2017. Community Funds are raised during campaign to support education, income and health and grants are awarded nonprofits for programs working to meet needs and address community needs in these areas.

Thanks and recognition was given to the 2016 campaign chairs – Janis Forsmann, from Clearwater Paper, and Cathy Jo Witters, from Stonebraker McQuary – and local loaned executives and the businesses who “loan” the Twin County these executives to help promote the United Way during its annual campaign.

P1FCU, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Regence BlueShield of Idaho and FazzariÂ’s Finest were honored with Spirit of Caring Awards, which recognize businesses that support the Twin County United Way in an outstanding way. Janis Van Hook received the Volunteer of the Year award.

Twin County United Way board members Bev Kloepfer, Tony Mastroberardino and Janis Forsmann were all recognized for 10 years of board service.  Additionally, Forsmann and Susan Colburn were honored with “Time, Talent and Treasure” awards for their significant, and long-time contributions of all three to the United Way.  Cathy Jo Witters was named Board Member of the Year and Travis Myklebust was named Rookie Board Member of the Year.

The event concluded with current United Way Board President, Tim Barker, passing the gavel to incoming Board President, Kim Casey and announcing the Twin County United Way officers for 2017-2019 term.  Casey, who previously held the Vice President position, will serve with Travis Myklebust as Vice-President, Troy Sandvick as Treasurer and Heather Weeks as Secretary. Barker will serve as Past President.

2016-2017 Twin County United Way partner nonprofits:

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Asotin County Food Bank
  • Boy Scouts of America, Inland Northwest Council
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Families Together
  • Family Promise of the Lewis Clark Valley
  • Friends of the Lewiston City Library
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
  • Homes of Hope
  • Idaho Legal Aid Services
  • Interlink
  • Lewis-Clark Special Olympics
  • Lewis-Clark Valley YoungLife
  • Lewiston Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity
  • Quality Behavioral Health
  • Royal Family KIDS Camp
  • Second Judicial District CASA Program
  • Snake River Community Clinic
  • Southeast Washington Aging & Long-Term Care
  • The Idaho Foodbank
  • The Learning Club
  • Twin River Special Olympics
  • Valley Meals on Wheels
  • WA-ID Volunteer Center
  • Willow Center for Grieving Children
  • YWCA of Lewiston Clarkston

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org. Connect with Twin County United on social media at www.facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

ASOTIN COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

Asotin County has been chosen to receive $8,830 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityÂ’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of representatives from the United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, local county officials, a representative of Catholic Charities of America and one from Churches of Christ, a Native American representative and a homeless person or homeless advocate will determine how the funds awarded to Asotin county are to 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 and any additional 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: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Asotin county has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Asotin County Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul.

 

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact the Twin County United Way (2207 E. Main St. PO Box 1660, Lewiston) at tcuw@tcuw.org or (208) 743-6594 for an application.  The deadline for applications to be received is Mon. July 3, 2017 at 8 a.m.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Contact:
  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594 

 

Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Raised More than $12,000 to Support Local Kindergarten Readiness Efforts

For the first time in tournamentÂ’s 11 years, golfer hits a hole-in-one

LEWISTON – Golfers enjoyed a day on the course while supporting a great cause at the 11th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational presented by Clearwater River Casino.  Proceeds, which exceeded $12,000, benefit the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts.

Bryden Canyon Golf Course was host to 23 teams of golfers who participated in the four-person scramble event which kicked off with a shotgun start at noon on Friday, June 16.  The tournament is open to all levels of play from beginners to a 56, which is what the top team scored.  Golfers of the winning foursome included Brian King, Shawn Nilsson, Mike MacDowell and Scott Baldwin.

A highlight of the tournament was a hole-in-one hit by golfer Brian King on Hole 4, a par three.  King won a 50 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV from Stonebraker McQuary Insurance. No one walked away with an eight-day Hawaiian vacation hole-in-one prize that was up for grabs on Hole 13. Other winning golfers for the day included closest to the hole winners on the front and back nine, Brian King and Nate VonLindern respectively, longest drive winner Andy Haseneohrl, and longest putt, Dan Stellmon.  Mike MacDowell was the drawing winner of a JimmyStyx paddle board donated by Vista Outdoors.

“This is always a fun day on the course and our biggest fundraiser for our Kindergarten Boot Camps,” said Tim Barker, chair for this year’s event. Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp is a summertime program which helps prepare children for kindergarten in the fall. Research shows that nearly half of the children in Idaho entering kindergarten are unprepared to start school. The Kindergarten Boot Camp provides four- and five-year-old children with an inside look of what school will be like and teaches essential skills needed to be ready to enter kindergarten in the fall and be successful in school.

“We appreciate the support from the community” continued Barker, “from all the volunteers who started at 8 a.m. to the amazing after-tournament dinner fully hosted by Red Lion Hotel, it’s a team effort that makes the tournament a successful fundraiser and makes golfers want to come back each year.”  Additional sponsors included P1FCU, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inland Cellular, Washington Trust Bank, Pepsi and hole sponsors.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Friday before Father’s Day, June 15, 2018.  To sponsor or play in next year’s tournament, contact the Twin County United Way office at (208) 743-6594.

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org. Connect with Twin County United on social media at www.facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA ALERT

11th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Tees Up this Friday, June 16

What:

11th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational presented by Clearwater River Casino

Who:

The Golf Invitational is Twin County United Way’s annual golf tournament which raises funds for the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts.  In addition to the presenting sponsor Clearwater River Casino, sponsors include Red Lion Hotel, P1FCU, Inland Cellular, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Washington Trust Bank, Idaho Beverages – Pepsi, JEDA Media Group, and additional tee sponsors.         

Why:

The Golf Invitational raises funds for the Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp, a summer kindergarten readiness program that teaches essential skills kids need to be ready for school.  In additional to raising funds, the United Way hopes to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood education and helping all children, regardless of circumstances, have a chance to succeed at school.

[Photo and interview opportunity]

When:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Registration begins at 10 a.m., shotgun start at noon

Where:

Bryden Canyon Golf Course | 445 O’Connor Road, Lewiston

Media contact:

Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way, sskinner@tcuw.org, 208.743.6594 office, 208.305.1379 cell

www.tcuw.org, @TCUW, Twitter: TwinCountyUW, or www.Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW.

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