|Published: 8:40 AM, 09/19/2012
||Last updated: 8:47 AM, 09/19/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-In the overall
scheme of things it wasn't a huge amount of money, but $22,160 is now being used to help the less
fortunate in Monroe County.
The money comes from the National
Board, a body chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is designed to help
expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country.
The Monroe County Shelter Board was tasked with distributing the money
and decided to provide it all to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, a decision not as
controversial as it might seem.
"There were other groups
called," said Paulette Summey, assistant to County Mayor Tim Yates. "But when they heard Barbara at
Douglas Cherokee was applying for it, they said to let her have it, that she does a wonderful
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Sept. 19, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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