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Greensboro United Way awards $10.5 million

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – United Way of Greater Greensboro has awarded a total of $10.5 million to organizations working to improve the local community.

The group also named Billy Nutt of AIG United Guaranty as the charity’s board chair, effective July 1.

The funds, raised from the community during 2006, will be used to improve social conditions in the Greensboro area, strengthen local networks of care for residents and boost United Way’s 2-1-1 information line.

United Way’s Success at School initiative, which focuses on the social development of school-age children, received $160,000 in funding and $3 million will be used to strengthen networks of care for the community’s children.

More than $2.1 million was directed to services aimed at empowering adults, including job training and credit counseling, with an additional $2.5 million to be used for community and individual health issues.

United Way’s 2-1-1 service, which provides information about health and human services free of charge, received $112,000.

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