The United Way of Christian County recently held their 2018 member agency allocation hearings to determine what organizations will receive funding through the United Way of Christian County next year. The United Way of Christian County had one agency choose not to reapply, but also added an agency for 2018: Hope House of Central Illinois.
Susan Lawrence, Executive Director of the United Way of Christian County explained how the allocation hearing process works, and said although it's a long process, it's one of the organization's favorite times of the year.
The new agency the United Way added, Hope House of Central Illinois provides support for families experiencing the loss of a child by giving them a place to get away from the stresses of the situation. They plan to build a retreat center in Christian County near Taylorville.
Lawrence appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.