Help the United Way of Washington County East launch local campaigns

 

July 11th 2017

Help the United Way of Washington County East launch local campaigns

During the months of August and September the United Way of Washington County East will ask local businesses and community members to help raise funds to support community needs focused on: Youth, Basic Needs, Health and Self-Sufficiency.
There are more than 4,300 residents in Washington County that are unemployed and 4.3% of families lives below the poverty line. Last year, the United Way of Washington County East provided funding to Valley Outreach that helped support 646,187 meals and nearly 600 families utilized the emergency fund program to help support housing needs, utility bills and car repairs.
“I am so proud to work with an organization that is committed to raising as much money as possible to help support our 22 local agencies”, said Jessica Ryan, Executive Director for the United Way of Washington County East. “Last year we gave more than $700,000 to our local agencies to help support important initiatives such as, food assistance, youth homelessness, transportation for the aging community and behavioral health programs.” This year our goal is to get more local companies engaged in raising money and granting even more funds to our local agencies”.
The United Way of Washington County East continues to help educate community members on the local critical needs and how the funds raised by the campaign impacts those individuals and families most in need.
Valley Outreach receives funding from the United Way of Washington County East campaign to help support the food shelf, emergency assistance fund and the snack pack program. “We are inspired to support an organization like Valley Outreach, said Jessica Ryan, and fully understand the need in this community for a Food Shelf and access to Emergency Funds”.
“The free food program like Bonus Friday has helped me and my family significantly! It allows me to have enough food to survive and get all the nutrition I need! Before I would make a loaf of bread last me 3-5 days. (That is all I would eat). Now I can eat to fill myself with healthy nutritious food! It would be hard to survive without these programs.” Client of Valley Outreach.
If you are interested in making a donation to this year’s campaign, visit www.uwwce.org.

The vision for United Way of Washington County-East is a caring, engaged and vibrant community, a place where each person has a stable foundation for today, and a hopeful future.

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