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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

United Way at 65 Percent of Goal

(News Release) The staff and Board of Directors of the United Way of the Bradford Area have a great deal to be thankful for this year, especially the current successes of the 2013 campaign, “Life Is Good When You’re UNITED,” which is at 65 percent of goal.

“I had set a personal goal of being at 50 percent by Thanksgiving,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis. “I knew that it was attainable, and I’m so grateful to everyone whose annual contributions are being accounted for in this update. Thanks for Giving!”

Davis cautions the community that, although they are pleased with the progress thus far, there is still a ways to go to achieve the $330,000 goal.

“We have to stress that we still are going to rely heavily on our community at-large to get us through the next few week,” said Davis. “We have just a couple more workplace presentations to do, then it will be following up with outstanding donors.

“Next week, I will be notifying the agencies who have applied for funding what their allocation potentially will be, based on attaining that $330,000 goal. If that is not reached, then the agencies’ allocations will have to be cut, which will obviously negatively affect the programming and services necessary in our community.”

The United Way will stop with any first-time solicitations on December 15th, but will take until January 5, 2014 finalize all of the efforts, if necessary.

“We have a great team who has put a lot of energy and passion into this year’s campaign, and I am so appreciative that they’ve offered their time and talents to the UWBA,” said Davis.

To learn more about the 2013-2014 Campaign: Life is Good When You’re United, or to make a donation, visit or call the United Way office at 814-368-6181.

Pictured, The United Way is using window advertising to acknowledge the donors in the Bradford community who have contributed to the 2013 campaign. The office announced that to-date, 65 percent of the $330,000 goal has been raised.
United Way photo

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