The “Cool Town, Warm Hearts” theme prevailed again this week, especially at the United Way of the Bradford Area office, from where officials announced that contributions made designated to the 2017 campaign pushed the efforts over the $340,000 goal.
Although last week it was announced that the appeal was just short – by $3,200 – the announcement served as a call to action for some.
“Within a week we had secured enough to exceed that monetary goal,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis. “I cannot thank those donors enough, not just for their monetary contribution, but for their continued belief in the work that is being done by way of United Way-funded programs and services here in our local community. That’s what is most important – the impact that these great entities are making on our entire population.”
Davis says this announcement does not change the coming months for the organization, however.
“We will still be spending a great deal of time working on retention, recruitment and growth tactics. I think there are some things we do very well, and some things we could certainly improve upon. We want to ensure continued success for the sake of the community,” said Davis.
For more information on the local United Way, contact the office or visit www.uwbanews.org.