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UWJC provides essential support to IMPACT

Published: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 9:57 a.m. CDT

IMPACT Community Action Partnership works to eliminate poverty through empowering vulnerable populations, building collaborations and advocating for social change. We would not be successful in achieving this goal without strong community support. United Way of Jasper County has become an essential supporting partner in helping IMPACT serve families in Jasper County. In 2017, United of Jasper County awarded $5,000 dollars to IMPACT for much-needed supplies for our Personal Pantry and $10,000 for our Homeless Prevention Program to help meet the ever-increasing demand for families who are on the brink of becoming without a place to live.

Since April 1, because of the United Way dollars, IMPACT has served more than 240 families (588 individuals) with the Personal Pantry and prevented 12 families from eviction or homelessness. The United Way has strengthened our ability to move our families towards self-sufficiency.  The United Way of Jasper County truly brings together people and resources to strengthen a safety-net to meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families in our community. You can help these programs improve the quality of life and maintain dignity for fellow residents by supporting the United Way of Jasper County. Call Jessica Lowe, UWJC Executive Director at 641-792-1684 with questions about how you can make a difference in Jasper County with United Way.

Amber Wallingford

Jasper & Marion County Coordinator, IMPACT​

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