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Dougherty Co. emergency fund gets extra boost

Emergency food and shelter programs in Dougherty County will receive a little more funding this year. (Source: WALB) Emergency food and shelter programs in Dougherty County will receive a little more funding this year. (Source: WALB)
Because the need has increased, the county is getting more than $52,000 in federal money. (Source: WALB) Because the need has increased, the county is getting more than $52,000 in federal money. (Source: WALB)
"But we are still grateful that those funds are coming to Southwest Georgia so that organizations still have funds to implement emergency food and shelter programs," said Bruce. (Source: WALB) "But we are still grateful that those funds are coming to Southwest Georgia so that organizations still have funds to implement emergency food and shelter programs," said Bruce. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Emergency food and shelter programs in Dougherty County will receive a little more funding this year. 

Because the need has increased, the county is getting more than $52,000 in federal money.

It's one of six counties under United Way of Southwest Georgia receiving money.

Funding dropped slightly for the other counties, but the United Way CEO Lakisha Bryant Bruce said not by much.

"But we are still grateful that those funds are coming to Southwest Georgia so that organizations still have funds to implement emergency food and shelter programs," said Bruce.

If an organization wants to apply for funding, they can email the United Way for an application.

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