Members of the Vicksburg United Way allocations committee were happy to parcel out $13,120 to the following local groups:
$10,000 to South County Community Services for outreach to area townships.
$420 to Boy Scout Troop 251 for assistance for scouts who want to attend summer camp, purchase uniforms, and receive help to defray the annual dues.
$500 to the Vicksburg Community Schools Community Education scholarship program.
$250 to the Vicksburg District Library for its Summer Reading program.
$1,950 to the Generous Hands backpack program to purchase food and other essentials that go into the packs each Friday.
Over $7.6 million, raised through the annual campaign conducted by the United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, goes to provide assistance to the many United Way affiliate agencies in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. These agencies serve many residents in south Kalamazoo County, according to Laura Howard who heads up the adjacent communities drive in Vicksburg. A percentage of donor monies earmarked by zip codes of those giving from the 49097 comes back to the local committee to make decisions on funding. Members of Howard’s committee include Carol Lohman, Tim Moore, Sue Moore, Gen Landtroop, and Travis Cree.