United Way of Westchester and Putnam has awarded a Local Presence grant to support of the First Baptist Church of Tarrytown’s hot meals program.
First Baptist Church of Tarrytown received a $408.00 grant enabling volunteers to prepare a monthly hot meal at the church for 100 senior citizens. Besides providing a hot, nutritious meal for senior congregation members who are often isolated, the event offers an opportunity for social interaction as well.
Local Presence awards are grants to organizations in the area that provide critical services in line with United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s (UWWP) three building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement; and good health. The Local Presence Grant committee is led by Ray Windas. Other members include Herbert Hennas, Marian Randazzo and Laura Rey-Iannarelli.
For more information about United Way’s work in the community visit www.uwwp.org.