The city of Waynesboro has received $8,158 from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Agency to supplement food and shelter programs for Waynesboro city residents.

According to a press release, EFSP consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and United Way of America.

A local board made up of The Salvation Army, United Way and other Catholic Charities, and other organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Waynesboro are distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: be a non-profit, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and, if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

In the past year, The Salvation Army distributed Emergency Food and Shelter Funds to assist seven families totaling 15 individuals with emergency rental assistance. They are continuing to assist families using Phase 35 EFSP funds.

Agencies interested in the funds should contact Capt. Timothy Jo, Commanding Officer of The Waynesboro Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1065, Waynesboro, Va. 22980, or call (540) 943-7591, no later than July 5.

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