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Owensboro Health gives more than half a million to non-profits

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Girls Incorporated in Owensboro has been inspiring young women to be strong, smart, and bold. The nonprofit says it's sometimes hard to find funding for after school and summer programs.

"For any of Girls Incorporated programming it's a struggle every year to get funds that are necessary to operate, but every bit of the struggle is worth it," said Tish Correa-Osborne, CEO at Girls Inc.

Girls incorporated will be receiving a $5,500 grant that will help teach young women about the health care system. Owensboro Health awarded $579,000 to 39 regional organizations for various projects that will help improve health in the community.

"The great part of this is not to try to do it all yourself, but partnering with other organizations within our community that are doing great work that perhaps need guidance or fundraising," said Janice Scherm, Community Needs and Accountability Committee Chairperson.

Owensboro Health says they received many applications and spent countless hours reviewing and discussing different organization projects before awarding the grant money. Girls Incorporated says the funds will help cover their health care systems program that will benefit local girls.

"We want the girls to learn skills, gain new information, practice the skills they've learned, and to just find out who it is that they were truly meant to be," said Correa-Osborne.

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