Staunton Awarded $5,100 From FEMA Grant

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- It's usually in disaster areas where you expect the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be putting their resources; however, Staunton will receive FEMA dollars to help emergency food and shelter programs in the Valley.

The $5,100 awarded to Staunton comes from appropriations in Congress to help food and shelter programs across the country.

The United Way of Greater Augusta will now work with community organizations to figure out the area's the greatest need.

United Way CEO Cynthia Pritchard said it will likely go to help with housing.

"We want to make sure if someone has either lost their job, or has had a financial crisis, that there's money available to make sure that they can maybe make that rent or mortgage payment when they never saw that problem before," said Pritchard.

She also said the money will be distributed some time in January.


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