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Commissioners set aside over $350K for non-profits
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Warren County commissioners voted unanimously to appropriate $359,260 in the 2011-12 county budget to benefit local nonprofit entities and charities at its meeting this month.Organizations receiving funds ranged from Magness Library to CHEER Mental Health, and also included services like E911 and the Rescue Squad.The funds were distributed as follows:• Warren County Cares — $2,500• Warren County Senior Citizens Center — $5,000• Pacesetters — $2,000• Home Delivery Meals — $2,500• Warren County Emergency Communications District — $130,000• Chamber of Commerce — $5,000• Child Advocacy Center — $2,250• Warren County A&L Fair — $5,000• CHEER Mental Health — $4,750• Retired Senior Volunteer Program — $500• Governor’s Books from Birth — $4,750• Heritage Alliance — $750• Sunny Day Adult Day Care — $1,500• American Red Cross — $7,750• Bridgestone-Highland Rim Cycling Classic — $1,750• Warren County Rescue Squad — $25,910• Magness Memorial Library — $116,000• Warren County Soil Conservation District — $4,000• Families in Crisis (in kind rental contribution) — $4,350• Chamber of Commerce (annual dues) — $5,500• Citizens for Progress Scholarship — $750• Centertown, Collins River, Harrison Ferry, Morrison, North Warren, Rock Island and Viola Volunteer Fire Departments — $21,000 ($3,000 each)• Young Men United — $2,750• Warren County Emergency Food Bank — $3,000Nonprofit service and charitable organizations are required to file an annual report of their business affairs with the county.