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Twin County United Way Recognizes Volunteers, Supporters and Announces 2018-2020 Community Fund Grant Recipients


Wednesday, June 27, 2018



Twin County United Way Recognizes Volunteers, Supporters and Announces 2018-2020 Community Fund Grant Recipients

26 Nonprofit partners will receive $463,318 in Community Fund grants

LEWISTON – The Twin County United Way will disperse $463,318 in Community Fund grants over the next year to local nonprofits, United Way executive director, Sam Skinner, announced during the organization’s annual banquet today at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston.  The breakfast event, presented by P1FCU, recognized businesses, individuals and organizations that support Twin County United Way and its nonprofit partners.

Thirty-four programs will benefit from funding during the first year of the two-year Community Fund grants. This is up slightly from last year’s $448,879 which was disbursed between July 2017 and June 2018. Community Funds are raised during United Way’s campaign to support education, income and health.  Priority was given to nonprofit programs working to promote grade-level reading by third grade, improve the financial stability of struggling households and reduce the local death by suicide rates.

Thanks and recognition was given to the 2017 honorary campaign chairs Melva and Rob Prasil, board campaign chair Cathy Jo Witters, and local loaned executives and businesses who “loan” United Way these executives to help promote the United Way and raise funds during its annual campaign.

P1FCU and Lindsay Creek Vineyards were also honored with Spirit of Caring awards, which recognize businesses that support Twin County United Way and local nonprofits in an outstanding way. Lori Johnson received the Volunteer of the Year award and the LC Crew received a Spirt of Caring Volunteers of the Year award.

Twin County United Way board members Barb Fry, Crystal Nelson, Nick Bacon and Cathy Jo Witters were recognized for 5 years of board service.  Additionally, Witters was named Board Member of the Year for the second year in a row and Troy Sandvick was named Rookie Board Member of the Year.

The Twin County United Way also released its 2017-2018 Annual Report. (Annual Report to the Community_2017-18)

2018-2020 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
  • Family Promise of the Lewis Clark Valley
  • Friends of the Lewiston City Library
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
  • Homes of Hope
  • The Idaho Foodbank
  • Idaho Legal Aid Services
  • Interlink Volunteers
  • The Learning Club
  • Lewis-Clark Special Olympics
  • Lewis-Clark Valley YoungLife
  • Quality Behavioral Health
  • The ROC Rescue Mission
  • Royal Family KIDS Camp
  • 2nd Judicial District CASA Program
  • Snake River Community Clinic
  • Southeast Washington Aging & Long-Term Care
  • Twin River Special Olympics
  • Valley Meals on Wheels
  • WA-ID Volunteer Center
  • Willow Center for Grieving Children
  • YWCA of Lewiston Clarkston


About the Twin County United Way

The mission of the Twin County United Way is to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability for every person in every community. More information can be found at Connect with Twin County United on social media at, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.