Love Thy Neighbor Fund
Individuals without heat or those without a home are facing tough situations this weekend with temperatures below zero. The Tri-County Alliance, a special project of the United Way of the Mark Twain Area, launched its “Love Thy Neighbor” fund on February 12. Dollars donated to the fund will be utilized to help shelter individuals in the community facing homeless situations or those who do not have heat in their homes. Currently in Hannibal there is no homeless shelter or any space that is open over night as a warming center. Many community organizations have exhausted their funding that helps pay for temporary stays in hotels. Dollars in the Love They Neighbor fund will be utilized by the Tri-County Alliance during inclement weather to keep individuals in a warm and safe space. To donate to the fund individuals can visit http://unitedwaymta.org and select “Love Thy Neighbor” as the campaign they would like to support. Individuals can also send payment to Tri-County Alliance at PO Box 81, Hannibal, Mo 63401 with “Love Thy Neighbor” in the memo. If individuals know of those facing homeless situations or are in a home with no heat, they are encouraged to reach out to United Way at 573-221-2761. The United Way of the Mark Twain Area works towards the mission, “to increase the capacity of people to care for one another.” This is done by creating opportunities for individuals to give of United Way of the Mark Twain Area 3062 Highway 61 North P.O. Box 81 Hannibal, MO 63401 573-221-2761 www.unitedwaymta.org their time, talents, and treasures to local organizations that work to empower all individuals to achieve their potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives.
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