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Craig Briefs: Moffat United Way gets $7,500 grant for program

Moffat County United Way received a $7,500 grant from Anschutz Family Foundation to support its Bridges Out of Poverty program, according to a press release.

Bridges Out of Poverty is a model for economic and social change, sustainability and stability. It inspires innovative solutions in those looking to counter poverty and its impact at all levels in a community. The approach helps employers, higher education, community organizations, social service agencies, hospitals, individuals and others address poverty in a comprehensive way.

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World classes are part of the Bridges Out of Poverty program. Getting Ahead is a way to analyze one's own life and to make plans for building personal and family resources. It is designed to be an agenda-free, safe learning experience that can help people make life changes.

"This grant will enable us to enhance our efforts to address poverty and the effect it has on our community," said Amanda Arnold, community impact coordinator for Moffat County United Way.

The Anschutz Family Foundation supports Colorado nonprofit organizations that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self-respect. The foundation encourages endeavors that strengthen families and communities and advance individuals to become productive and responsible citizens.

For more information about Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead, call Amanda Arnold at 970-326-6222.

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