- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - A coastal Maine charity network will distribute more than $535,000 to dozens of nonprofit groups this year.

United Mid-Coast Charities officials say the group is giving the money to 54 nonprofits. Its directors decided on the grants at its annual meeting on Aug. 19.

Board president Steve Crane says it’s a 60 percent increase from last year. Groups receiving grants this year include Belfast Area Child Services, Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County and Knox County Health Clinic.

United Mid-Coast Charities raises money that is allocated to nonprofit agencies in Knox and Waldo counties.

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