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Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

An informational meeting was held earlier this week for those that would be taking part in the formation of Friends of Scioto DD (Developmental Disabilities) organization.

According to Shawn Jordan Awareness Coordinator with Scioto DD, the Friends of Scioto DD would serve as the fundraising arm for the Scioto Board of DD and provide funds for certain needs of the board.

“The county has a way if someone wants to will us (Scioto DD) some money or give a donation, we have a way to keep track of that through trust funds and we have a levy committee that comes together when we want to run a levy,” said James Krumer, Superintendent of Scioto DD. “My hope would be and what’s been successful in other counties is when you create this separate entity, there are a lot more things that happen. We are going to be here as a resource, but we will not be the ones driving it.”

Krumer said Scioto DD is excited about the formation of this organization because, “it will give us an opportunity to have more volunteers come in. Having an organization like this can provide a lot of opportunities.”

According to officials some fundraisers for the organization are being planned for the fall.

For more information about the Scioto County Board of Board of Developmental Disabilities and the services they offer visit, www.sciotocountydd.org.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-1151, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.

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