United Way to use grant for Neighborhoods Project

Source KALB
Published: Oct. 3, 2018 at 2:59 PM CDT
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After receiving a tremendous award on Wednesday morning, the United Way of Central Louisiana has big plans for the Pineville community.

Around 9 am students, faculty, and officials gathered in the gymnasium of Pineville Elementary to present a three-year grant of $505,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

During the event, David Britt, President CEO of United Way announced that the award will be delegated to the Strong Neighborhoods Project.

The project will be focusing on building a stronger community while paying particular attention to the six pillars that were created to accomplish the ultimate goal.

The pillars will work together to improve child well-being, economics, quality food, and more.

"This is a new step for us, our goal, our mission, is to link people and resources to build a stronger community,” explained Britt. “And this is picking a piece of geography and building a stronger community right there in this particular area, so we're excited about this new dimension of our work."

The project will strengthen neighborhoods in downtown Pineville, the Wardville area, and the Military Highway corridor.