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United Way of Denton County and The Salvation Army announce partnership

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United Way of Denton County recently announced The Salvation Army will return as a partner agency in 2015.

“We are excited about resuming this partnership so that together our organizations can create collaborative initiatives that will enable our homeless to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community,” stated Dr. Sheri Dragoo, United Way of Denton County board chair, in a news release. “The designation of Partner Agency reflects the commitment we have to each other as non-profit organizations as well as the commitment we share to better meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in Denton County.”

The Salvation Army will join 20 other United Way of Denton County partner agencies to apply for grant funding for 2015.  Community volunteers review grant requests from partner agencies to present to the United Way of Denton County for approval in March. Grant awards are announced April 1.

“The decision for United Way of Denton County and The Salvation Army to partner in this way is the result of months of ongoing discussions between The Salvation Army Denton Advisory Council members and United Way of Denton County board.  The focus of discussion has been how we might serve those in need more effectively,” stated Gary Henderson, United Way of Denton County president and chief executive officer, in a news release.  “Both of our organizations have a longstanding track record for improving lives in Denton County with dignity and respect.”

“In Denton, we have a rich tradition of working together to help one another. It is so exciting to see the United Way and The Salvation Army in Denton working hand-in-hand to help out those in need,” says Dr. Rebecca Fredrickson, chair of The Salvation Army Denton Advisory Council.

“We are glad to have restored our relationship with United Way of Denton County,” says Major Ward Matthews, CEO of The Salvation Army’s DFW Metroplex Command. “We are stronger when we work together to meet the needs of the very poor than when we work alone.  We trust that our partnership will be a long and fruitful one for the Denton community.”

Both entities serve residents across Denton County.

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