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Bridges Out of Poverty receives $10k from Kum & Go

Moffat County United Way announced Wednesday that their Community Impact Program received a charitable gift in the amount of $10,000 from Kum & Go, Craig’s prominent local convenience store. Pictured are the "Pristine Sixteen" who graduated from the program last November.

Moffat County United Way announced Wednesday that their Community Impact Program received a charitable gift in the amount of $10,000 from Kum & Go, Craig's prominent local convenience store.

A news release states that Kum & Go offered the opportunity for organizations to apply for grants in three main areas: Quality of Life, Early Childhood Education and Arts and Culture. The Community Impact Program focuses on quality of life of the residents in our community and will use the funding to support Bridges Out of Poverty, a framework for alleviating poverty in our community.

"We are grateful to be a recipient of the Kum & Go grant. The company is a staple in our community, providing fair wages for workers and quality products for our residents. Through this grant, Kum & Go is making an investment in the lives of individuals and families in our community," Amanda Arnold, executive director of Moffat County United Way, said in a statement.

The Bridges Out of Poverty initiative in Craig is a strengths-based model that works to build resources in the community by utilizing three main components: community education about what poverty looks like in our community, the Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World class for people experiencing poverty, and the R Rules, a guide for middle-school and high-school aged students to build resources and create a future plan for themselves.

If you are interested in participating in a Bridges training, know someone that would be good for the Getting Ahead class, want to volunteer to help with R Rules, or have questions about the Community Impact Program, contact Coordinator Aspen Matthews at 970-326-6222 or aspen@unitedwaymoffat.org.