Local community members and businesses have shown their support for the Smethport Campaign for United Way, having raised nearly 50% of the $15,000 goal. This is the third year that solicitation efforts have been managed by the United Way of the Bradford Area.
“I am pleased with the status of the Smethport campaign to-date,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis. “We’ve seen a positive response from our existing donors, but we’ve seen a significant increase in new donors, which has contributed greatly to the success so far.”
Davis says that although they have raised the fundraising goal for the second year in a row, she anticipates reaching the $15,000 mark.
“The residents of Smethport and the surrounding communities have shown how generous they are over the past several years,” said Davis, “and we know they feel very strongly about impacting the lives of their family, friends and neighbors through the agencies funded from our annual appeal.”
12 agencies located in or serving residents of the Smethport area received funding from the 2013 fundraising efforts: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc.; CARE for Children; CASA of McKean County; Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County; Christian Community Services’ Food Pantry; Hamlin Memorial Library; McKean County 4-H; McKean County Cooperative Extension; Smethport Memorial Recreation Center; Smethport Senior Center; and the YWCA.