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Western Md. nonprofit REACH cuts services to the needy

HAGERSTOWN — A nonprofit group in Hagerstown says it’s cutting some of its services to the needy due to declining donations and grants.

The (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail reported Monday that the REACH caregivers organization is reducing expenditures for this fiscal year by about 15 percent due to a nearly $50,000 drop in funding.

The group’s executive director says REACH will no longer provide emergency funds for electricity, gas or fuel oil.

And she says REACH won’t accept any more clients into a program that gives rides and assistance to the physically disabled.

The group will continue to operate a cold-weather shelter and other services for the homeless.