Say yes to FLAG
As a member of the Freeport Leechburg Apollo Group, letters like “Say no to FLAG” (April 24) — based solely on a person's political beliefs, not factual information — sadden me.
Here are the facts:
• FLAG is a primarily volunteer organization, a group of people passionate about improving their community and unifying the residents of their small towns.
• The organization is funded by the state Department of Community and Economic Development and donations from government organizations, businesses, churches and citizens.
• The funds are used for community improvements.
• Individual business owners must meet specific criteria before receiving any funds and match those dollar for dollar. When a business improves its facade, it tends to flourish and give back to its community organizations and functions.
I applaud the government entities that support our communities through FLAG. Please visit FLAG's website, flaginpa.org, and form your own opinion based on the facts.
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