Building Community with United Way of Greater New Bedford Grants

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When it comes to helping others, United Way of Greater New Bedford certainly shoulders its share of the burden.

Whether it’s providing healthy food for families in need, emergency housing for those arriving from Puerto Rico due to a devastating hurricane, or baby supplies for first-time mothers, United Way strives to improve people’s lives and strengthen their communities.

Improving communities is what

Victoria Grasela, United Way’s Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement, stopped by town square sunday this week to discuss the Changemaker Grant criteria and explain the application process. Applications are available on the United Way website and the deadline is March 11, so you still have time to apply.

Photo courtesy of GNB United Way

Courtesy of United Way of GNB

Grasela said Changemaker grants involve bringing together a small group of volunteers, identifying a community project focused on areas such as health, education, financial stability or basic needs. The project may be small in scale, but may have a long-term impact.

At Grasela’s town square sunday the interview can be listened to here;

town square sunday is a one-hour public affairs program heard every Sunday on 1420 WBSM. The program features non-profit organizations and individuals working to make Greater New Bedford a better place to live and work.

If you would like your organization to be listed on Sunday town square, please email the host at [email protected]

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