|Butler PM Rotary Gives Club The Gift of Warmth|
|Tuesday, February 28 2012 11:02|
The Oversight Committee for the Butler County Emergency Relief Initiative (BERI) is pleased to announce the receipt of $6,000 from the Butler PM Rotary Club. The mission of BERI is to complement existing agencies in meeting essential needs of Butler County residents whose lives have been affected by a significant emergency. Individuals and families in our community continue to struggle to make ends meet. However, this very generous donation will help Butler County residents stay warm during these cold winter months.
From July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, BERI provided $15,642 in assistance to approximately 151 households. The Utility Integrated Point of Contact at Center for Community Resources (CCR) fielded 4,663 calls for assistance and did intake on 1,250 unduplicated households. Of those households, 313 received direct assistance.
Overseen entirely by volunteers, with 100% of the funding raised going directly to client aid, the Emergency Relief Initiative continues to seek solutions and establish a network of resources. We invite you to join our efforts and become actively involved by contacting the United Way at 724.285.4883 for more information.