United Way of Rockland to cut funding

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The United Way of Rockland has announced that it will cut funding to local organizations that provide social services in the county.

One group that will be affected is Catholic Community Services in Haverstraw, which has been helping to feed 3,000 families in the county through its food pantry. However, its funding will now be slashed as part of United Way?s cutbacks.

Martha Robles, the executive director of Catholic Community Services, says a lot of the funding they get from the United Way helps people who are threatened with eviction. Robles says Catholic Community Services often steps in to pay a month?s rent until a client gets on their feet.

?[The cuts] will translate into people eventually being homeless,? Robles says.

Mimi Vilord, the president of United Way of Rockland, says her organization has lost 28 percent of its funding.

?It's something that I think everyone saw coming,? says Vilord. ?Obviously with the demise of Wall Street, United Way has taken a huge hit.?

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