The United Way of the Pennyrile was the recent recipient of $35,000 from Altria Group to support immediate local coronavirus relief efforts.

Nonprofit agencies in Christian, Todd, Trigg and Caldwell counties may apply for these funds on the website at www.pennyrileunitedway.org/covid19.

“This donation will go a long way in helping agencies in our area provide urgent, basic needs to our most vulnerable residents,” said United Way Interim Director Betsy Bond.

The funds are part of a $1 million commitment by Altria to address emergent needs in its headquarters community of Richmond, Virginia, and its other manufacturing and grower communities.

The United Way of the Pennyrile’s mission is uniting people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities throughout the Pennyrile region. UWP provides support and funding assistance to 20 partner agencies in Christian, Todd, Trigg and Caldwell counties.

Altria’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC), John Middleton Co. (Middleton), Sherman Group Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (Nat Sherman), Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle) and Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC).

More information about Altria is available at altria.com and on the Altria Investor app, or follow Altria on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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