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United Way, Allegany County Area Foundation Offer Key Support Allegany County Vaccination Efforts


One year ago, the Allegany County Area Foundation and Allegany County United Way created Community Relief Funds (CRF) and a shared grant application and review process to streamline support for activities that assist county residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort has enjoyed good public support and worked well, providing funds efficiently to many county agencies and organizations, including the YMCA, Cuba Cultural Center, all county public libraries, and the Salvation Army.

Earlier this month the ACUW & ACAF awarded their most recent shared grant – $1500 to the Allegany County Department of Health. These funds will be used for the purchase of PPE and related items needed for COVID vaccination clinics.

“We are pleased that we can support together this effort to promote public health and help get us on the other side of this pandemic,” notes ACAF’s Bruce Campbell. 

The United Way’s Mandi Joyce-Phelps adds “The Allegany County Area Foundation has been a true community partner throughout the pandemic, and we are proud to continue to support our community together.”

Limited funds remain and grant applications are still being accepted for programing that provides pandemic-related relief. The ACAF website has more information and a link to the grant application. Bruce Campbell ( or 585-296-5616) and Mandi Joyce-Phelps ( or 585-593-0020) are available to answer any questions.

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