Pickens County Awarded Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

Pickens County has been chosen to receive $10,240 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

A National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and, United Way of America made the selection. 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 (Director of Pickens County EMA, Red Cross, Homeless Representative, and United Way) will determine how the funds awarded to Pickens County are to be disturbed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agency in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.


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