With less than one week remaining in the 2015 appeal, the Smethport Campaign for United Way is nearing its goal, having raised $14,200 so far.
Officials say this is the most that has been raised through the Smethport campaign since the solicitation efforts have been managed by the United Way of the Bradford Area.
“We continue to make great strides with the fundraising efforts within and for the Smethport community,” said Mandi Wilton Davis, executive director. “Again, this is more than we have raised since 2012, and we’re not done yet.”
The campaign officially closes on January 5th, and the first allocation of funds will be made April 1.
“We will have two deadlines for submitting an application for funding; March 1 and September 1,” said Davis. “Any non-profit, health and human service organization providing services to the Smethport area is eligible to apply for funding.”
Since 2013, the Smethport Campaign for United Way has funded 14 programs and services through 11 agencies.
“We’re looking forward to finalizing the appeal in the coming days, hopefully ending at 100 percent,” said Davis.
For more information on the Smethport Campaign for United Way, or to make a contribution, visit www.uwbanews.org/smethport or call the United Way office at 814-368-6181.