Support continues for the Smethport Campaign for United Way, with officials announcing that 60 percent of the $17,000 goal has been raised since solicitation efforts began in August.
Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis says she and the United Way Board of Directors decided to increase the campaign goal this year, as they’ve seen an increase in need from the area’s agencies.
“We see the need through the requests submitted by the agencies which are providing the programs and services to the Smethport community. Not only are the monetary requests increasing, the number of entities applying for funding is also.
“But, the Smethport community should be very proud of what they’ve provided to their friends and neighbors by way of United Way giving,” Davis said. “It’s been greatly appreciated by us here at the UWBA office, but most importantly by the funded agencies.”
Fundraising will continue until January 5, 2018. The applications for funding will be available to eligible non-profit organizations beginning February 1, with the submission deadline being March 1 and September 1 with the allocation of funds scheduled for April 1 and October 1, respectively.
Davis said she and the Board are looking forward to not only meeting, but surpassing that $17,000 goal this year. Anyone interested in supporting the Smethport Campaign for United Way can mail their contribution to PO Box 504 (Bradford); call 814-368-6181; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.