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The Springfield chapter of The Salvation Army was selected for more than $475,000 in funds.
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The Springfield chapter of The Salvation Army was selected for more than $475,000 in funds.

Salvation Army tops list of latest Greene County ARPA allocations

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The Springfield chapter of The Salvation Army is the top recipient in Greene County's latest round of nonprofit funding through its allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The Salvation Army was selected for $475,712 to reimburse costs for direct care at its Family Enrichment Center and Harbor House Men's Shelter, according to a news release.

Six nonprofits were picked for funds by the Greene County Commission on Tuesday. Collectively, the awards total more than $1 million.

The other five nonprofits are:
• Springfield Victory Mission Inc., $250,000 to construct new water lines throughout its building;
• City Reach Church of Springfield, $120,000 to hire two certified counselors and purchase a new van;
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks Inc., $117,289 to upgrade technology used for virtual interviews and outreach, hire a part-time marketing associate and fund background checks;
• Recovery Chapel, $35,000 to buy a van to transport clients to appointments; and
• Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks, $9,900 for part-time employee stipends, office rent, venue fees and insurance coverage.

“We hope that funds awarded today will help shine a light of hope in the midst of the ongoing challenges of workforce development, homelessness and food insecurity in our area," Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon said in the release. "We encourage all citizens to partner with our nonprofit agencies to continue meeting local needs.”

Greene County received $56.9 million in ARPA funding to distribute.

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