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      United Way Funds New Programs from page 1          of Martin County’s total investment in the community is   of our households are either living in or on the edge of
                                                         $2,204,848.                                       poverty,” said United Way of Martin County President/
      increase in these grant awards compared to last year. When      Each  year,  United  Way  raises  funds  through   CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez. “Our problems may be
      you combine this with the amount United Way is investing   workplace or community campaigns, grants and corporate   well hidden, but at United Way we go looking for our
      through donor designations, United Way of Martin County   partnerships. These funds are invested in programs that   community’s most daunting social crises and we find
      Foundation  funding,  CHARACTER  COUNTS!  mini-    assist individuals and families in Martin County who are   every dollar we can to address them.”
      grants and literacy initiatives, and internal programs   struggling to meet basic needs in the areas of education,      In  education,  United Way  is  investing  in  programs
      such as CHARACTER COUNTS! Martin Volunteers and    financial stability and health.                   that increase the quality of preschools available to our
      United Way’s White Doves Holiday Project, United Way      “Many people are surprised to learn that 41 percent   kids as well as focus on achieving grade-level reading,
                                                                                                           and provide the support necessary to see our kids through
                                                                                                           high school graduation and beyond.
           TAKING CARE OF FAMILIES ON THE                                                                     For  financial  stability,  United Way  is  investing  in
                                                                                                           programs helping individuals and families achieve and
           TREASURE COAST AND PALM CITY                                                                    maintain  financial  stability  with  a  focus  on  workforce
           FOR OVER                                                                                        development through education, job placement and
                       e ars!                                                                              retention and legal mediation. The goal is to help our
                                                                                                           community earn it, keep it and save it. United Way is also
           2 0                                                                                             supporting food and housing assistance programs.

                                                                                                             And in the focus area of health, United Way is investing
                  SUMMER BRINGS SMILES!                                                                    in programs that help our community members prevent
                                                                                                           trauma, make healthy choices, manage chronic disease
                   “Our TEAM is committed to excellence in personalized                                    and increase access to health care.
                   dental care, providing quality treatment that our patients                                 United Way invested in a number of new programs
                   deserve. We offer comprehensive services including routine   Dr. Shannon Plymale-Galinis,   this year including:
                   cleanings, teeth whitening procedures, porcelain crowns   and Dr. Thomas A. Galinis        • A challenge grant for Project LIFT Pre-Apprenticeship
                   and veneers and complex implant reconstructions .”                                      Certification Program. The Pre-Apprenticeship Program
                                                                                                           in carpentry that allows teens access to a career pathway
                                                                                                           with a livable wage;

                                            “My family loves the
                                            quality and care that
            photo by Lindsey Potter         the doctors and team   (772)283-8350
                                            provide at Aesthetic
                                                                   2812 SW Mapp Rd.  |  Palm City
                                            Dentistry of Palm City”
                                                     - Francke Family

                                                                   We continue to welcome new patients and
            ALSO OFFERING:                                           invite you to visit our website for special
                                                                        offers. Complimentary consultations
            Invisalign®, Cerec’s Cad-Cam Technology,                              available upon request.
            Facial Rejuvenation & Therapeutic Procedures                                                   United Way of Martin County presented two grants to
                                                                                                           Salvation Army of Martin County. Left to right: United Way
                                                                                                           of Martin County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez;
                                                                                                           Salvation Army Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator Kim
                                                                                                           Johnson; Salvation Army Corps Officer Captain Christine
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                                                                                                           Kim; United Way of Martin County Incoming Board Chair
                                                                                                           Denise Ehrich

                                                                                                           United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G.
                                                                                                           Houwaart-Diez and Alzheimer’s Community Care President/
                                                                                                           CEO Mary M. Barnes

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