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United Way plan a waste of money

At the Lima City Council meeting on July 1, a man named Philip Hayne from United Way brought an idea to the council to go halves on the money for a grant writer for the city of Lima only.

I did not know that the United Way only got their funding from the people of the city of Lima. I thought the money came from all around the area.

So why is the United Way using $35,000 for a grant writer for the city of Lima only?

This is funding given to help poor people and organizations for the poor. You are using it to go gambling for a grant writer, and you donít know if you will get an extra dime back.

If the city wants to gamble its money that is up to the taxpayers and Lima City Council.

That night, Howard Elstro was trying to protect the funding for his office and was kind of thrown under the bus.

So will someone please explain to the people how the United Way funding money is spent?

ó Donna Layton, Lima

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