United Way announces funding allocations - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

United Way announces funding allocations

Posted: Updated:

Amarillo, Texas - The United Way announced Tuesday which community programs will be receiving funding next year.

Forty programs in the Amarillo and Canyon areas will be receiving funding for the 2013 fiscal year. That funding is thanks to the community's record high donations from the United Way's 2012 campaign. Last year's campaign brought in $6 million.

The community impact council looks to fund programs that best meet the needs of our community. Those needs are broken down into impacting issues like education, income, and health.

The Maverick Boys and Girls Club will be receiving more than $160,000, which they say is crucial to their program.

"The 160,000 that we're getting from United Way this next year, you know it helps us to provide programs for our kids. We have about 702 members that are unduplicated clients that come to the club, that come at different times of course, but without that funding we wouldn't to provide those programs for the kids," Kimber Daniel, Maverick Boys and Girls Club Executive Director and President says.

Daniel says without the Maverick Club many of the kids there would not have a safe place to go after school. The Maverick Club has been sponsored by The United Way for more than 30 years.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Fire shuts down highway

    Fire shuts down highway

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:51:56 GMT
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has shut down all lanes of traffic on I-44 near mile marker 26.
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has shut down all lanes of traffic on I-44 near mile marker 26.
  • Oklahoma City man drowns at Lake Murrary

    Oklahoma City man drowns at Lake Murrary

    Sep 01, 2014 01:45 PM2014-09-01 18:41:26 GMT
    An Oklahoma City man drowned in Lake Murray Sunday afternoon after attempting to get his wife and child out of danger when they stepped into deep water.
    An Oklahoma City man drowned in Lake Murray Sunday afternoon after attempting to get his wife and child out of danger when they stepped into deep water.
  • Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

    Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:07:37 GMT
    An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent after the federal government stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend millions in education funding because of the state's repeal of national academic standards.
    An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent after the federal government stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend millions in education funding because of the state's repeal of national academic standards.
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.