Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. received $3,000 from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation this year. The money was used towards helping the low-income families of Cherokee County with crisis needs such as: rent and utility payments, food, miscellaneous emergency needs, and items for newborns. In order to qualify for these funds, families were required to be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline, and must also be in a crisis situation.
With the funds received from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation, Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. was able to assist 27 individuals in 12 households with crisis needs. Of these 12 households, four were assisted with rental assistance, seven were assisted with utility assistance, and the final household was assisted with purchasing much needed medical prescriptions. The funds were also used to purchase school supplies, meat for food packages, and baby needs for the Cherokee Early Head Start Teddy Bear Den.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility or are in need of help please contact the Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.'s Cherokee Outreach office located at 921 S. 2nd St. in Cherokee, or by calling 225-3322.