The United Way of the Mark Twain Area restored 2017 funding to the Forget Me Nots organization following a visit from members of the United Way board of directors on Friday.

The United Way of the Mark Twain Area restored 2017 funding to the Forget Me Nots organization following a visit from members of the United Way board of directors on Friday.

Frank Di Tillo, executive director of United Way, Campaign Chairman Roy Hark and and board member Dave Dexheimer joined the Forget Me Not lunch with patrons and board members to see first-hand the renewed opeations.

United Way funding was cut for this year because Forget Me Nots shut down at the end of last year. Forget Me Nots received an allocation from the United Way for 2017 late last year, which is why United Way can offer the remainder of its allocation for this year.

However, United Way funding for 2018 is an unknown. The United Way Board of Directors accepted the allocations committee recommendation for 2018 funding of agencies, which did not include Forget Me Nots, which did not apply for United Way funding.

The United Way campaign begins next month and will stretch into November.

“We will be in December before we know what is completely going on with the campaign,” said Di Tillo. “If we can exceed our campaign goal, we can reconvene the allocation committee.”