Statesville ABC Board distributes $48K to local organizations

Posted at 4:22 PM on Feb 4, 2019

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Representatives of local agencies are pictured above after receiving special allocations from the Statesville ABC Board to fund a variety of substance abuse education and treatment programs. From left are Megan Redford, Health Promotion Manager, Iredell County Health Department; Caroline Hager, Iredell County Health Department; Renee Whitesides, Counseling Center at Children’s Hope Alliance; Amy Eisele, SCAN; Michelle Rokes, Statesville ABC Board chairperson; Susan Smith, Youth Director, Piedmont Mediation; Maurice D. Ware, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont; and Jack Crawford, Boy Scouts of America.

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Seven local agencies received $48,000 from the Statesville ABC Board in 2018 to use for their substance abuse programs.

Receiving funds were Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont, Boy Scouts of America, Counseling Center (Children’s Hope Alliance), Fifth Street Ministries, Iredell County 4H, Iredell County Health Department, Piedmont Mediation Center and SCAN of Iredell.

These agencies will use the funds to assist with a variety of programs, including alcohol education programs for children, teens and adults, as well as counseling and treatment programs that deal with substance abuse and intervention programs.

“The ABC Board is very appreciative of the work these organizations do to help with and prevent substance abuse issues,” said Tip Nicholson, general manager of the Statesville ABC Board.

More than $12.7 million in profits have been distributed to community organizations since the Statesville ABC Board was organized in 1973.

Each year, local agencies are given the opportunity to apply to the Statesville ABC Board for these funds.

“We heard some excellent presentations,” said Nicholson. “And our board’s commitment to fund important programs, as well as maintain a healthy budget for operations and capital, is allowing a real difference to be made in our community. And, of course, we must thank the community for supporting their Statesville ABC stores. It is their continued loyalty that helps us provide this funding.”

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