FARMINGTON — The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area recently received a $7,500 grant from the County Funds of the Maine Community Foundation to support the expansion of the Community Energy Challenge. The Challenge, now in its fourth year, is an initiative where volunteers measure, build and install interior storm windows throughout Greater Franklin County. Funding for the project will support the development of two satellite workshops in the Kingfield area and Jay/Livermore Falls.

The organization also announced the National Board of the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program fully funded the United Way’s request for additional support this year. Awarded in July of last year was $12,700. An additional $10,496 was granted recently, allowing area food pantry volunteers to help meet the increasing demand for food.

The United Way was also awarded $7,500 by the Maine Community Foundation to expand the Community Energy Challenge.

For more information about how to volunteer this fall, or to learn how to receive interior storm window panels, call Nancy Teel at 778-5048.

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