By Alex Butler - Abbotsford News
The United Way of the Fraser Valley (UWFV) announced its grant recipients for this year on Tuesday.
Community organizations from across the region have received funds to address issues of poverty reduction, affordable housing and homelessness, and early childhood success.
UWFV covers the area from Aldergrove and Mission, east to Boston Bar. They presented a total of $140,000 in grants to various groups, including multiple Abbotsford organizations, to provide community services in the Fraser Valley.
Wayne Green, the executive director of UWFV, said he was thrilled to make the announcements, as the money "translates into a lot of services."
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I was invited earlier this year to join the United Way of the Fraser Valley as co-chair of their Campaign Cabinet for the next two years and I happily accepted the opportunity. Why am I involved and why do I choose to give to the United Way? It’s a good question, because as you know there are lots of well known, high profile charities and causes to support (and I do give to a number of them, as I’m sure you do as well).
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"I am thrilled to be the new Chair of the United Way of the Fraser Valley," said Dyck.
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