United Way at 50 Percent of Goal

The United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. has made great gains in recent days, announcing today that the organization has raised 50 percent of its $330,000 goal.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this,” says Executive Director Megan Minich. “We are so grateful for the community’s generosity. In the past two weeks, we have received a substantial amount of pledges in response to our appeal. Donations have come in large and small, from individual community members to larger corporate gifts, and they all add up. We still have a lot of work to do with less than a month remaining.”

“The support from our community members, professionals, businesses, corporations and their employees is astounding. We have had a great response to our employee presentations,” says United Way Board President Vonda Reese. “People in this community know what we are trying to accomplish and really get behind the mission of the United Way.”

“The greatest aspect of a donation to United Way is the efficiency of one gift to help so many people in need,” continued Reese. “Last year’s campaign allowed our organization to provide funding to 19 agencies and 40 programs in Bradford through our allocation process. Agencies selected for funding cover a wide spectrum of services that make a real difference in meeting the needs of this community.”

This year’s appeal for donations will conclude on December 15, and the organization will officially close out the campaign on January 5, 2013.

For questions regarding 2012-2013 Campaign: LIVE UNITED or to make a financial donation, please contact the United Way office at 814-368-6181 or visit www.uwbanews.org.

Pictured, Cara Costik, Community Relations Specialist – United Way, Christine Minich, Campaign Co-Chair, Debbie Wells, Production Supervisor – Futures Rehabilitation Center, Bill Leven – President and CEO – Futures Rehabilitation Center, and Mike Walter, employee at Futures Rehabilitation Center.
United Way photo


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