Diaper bank opens to help struggling families


The United Way of Southwest Wyoming recently opened a diaper bank at Uinta County BOCES No. 1. The bank will be open the first Monday of each month for families in need of diapers of all sizes. It will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 4 (Tuesday, due to Labor Day). According to United Way, 22 percent of children in Uinta County live in a single parent household, and 14 percent of local families live in poverty, yet there are no government safety net programs that provide diapers for babies. Donations are welcome. Pictured are Mara Scheuer, Sue Decker, United Way of Southwest Wyoming (UWSW) Executive Director Kelly Frink, Janika Tyler, UWSW Community Impact Coordinator Shelly Richno, Mike Williams, United Way Uinta County Community Solutions team member D’Andrea Chichester holding her granddaughter and Uinta County Diaper Bank Baby Samantha Albert, Kiley Ingersoll, UWSW board member Linda Cummings, and BOCES employees Keith Douglas and Trudy Biorn. (HERALD PHOTO/Bryon Glathar)

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