Donation to provide financial services to rural communities

By the Tri-City HeraldJanuary 6, 2013 

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has donated $80,000 to Washington State University Extension to provide financial education, assistance and services to rural communities in the Mid-Columbia.

Extension offices serving Benton, Franklin, Adams and Grant counties will offer the new services, which include debt management and tax assistance, according to a release.

Residents in rural communities can struggle to receive adequate financial assistance because of distance and poverty.

Residents in Benton and Franklin counties can contact Christina Osmond at and Candi Jaeger at in Adams and Grant counties to sign up for the classes.

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