The Port Allegany Campaign for United Way has begun with solicitation and allocation efforts being managed by the United Way of the Bradford Area, after local officials announced the transition earlier this year.
“The residents of Port Allegany and the surrounding areas have shown how generous they are, and we know they feel very strongly about impacting the lives of their family, friends and neighbors through the agencies which will in turn be funded from this annual appeal,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis.
The monetary goal for the campaign is $15,000. The money raised from now through January 5, 2017 will be allocated to eligible non-profit, tax-exempt organizations in Port Allegany during the 2017 calendar year.
An information meeting is scheduled for tonight from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the S.W. Smith Memorial Library. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss questions or concerns agencies may have regarding the funding application, campaign funds raised, or inquiries about the mission of the Port Allegany Campaign for United Way and its service in the Port Allegany area.
“Being that this is our first involvement with servicing the Port Allegany area, we want to be available for conversation about our allocation process and address any inquiries about the current campaign,” said Davis. She, along with UWBA Board Member (Port Allegany representative) Gwen Rush, will be available.
More information about the Port Allegany Campaign for United Way can be found at www.uwbanews.org/portallegany, or by calling the United Way office.