The local United Way is in the middle of deciding how to divy up about $700,000 this year.

Several local agencies have requested the help, and the Angelina County United Way spent much of Tuesday interviewing those groups and listening to them make their case.

Today they're meeting to start making decisions on who gets how much.

The United Way wants to make sure the community will benefit from the programs that the money goes to, and those with the most far-reaching benefits will likely get the funds.

The budget meetings take place over the next two days, and then we'll find out who gets the funds.