UWBA $50,000 Short with Three Weeks to Go

The conclusion of the United Way’s 2017 campaign is just over three weeks away, and the local efforts are currently $50,000 short of the $340,000 goal.


“We’re seeing a great response from the community daily,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis.  “We’re getting there.  A lot of work will have to go into the next three weeks, however, to ensure this campaign meets goal.”


The Board of Directors, serving as campaign co-chairs, are looking to thank all of this year’s donors, but also encourage those who’ve given in the past to consider committing a financial gift today. 


Davis says a contribution to the United Way is a great way to make an impact on our local community. 


“This year’s efforts will be used to fund 23 programs and services provided by 17 local non-profit agencies with monthly allocations beginning on January 1, 2018.  If you include what we’re able to allocate in quarterly awards, the UWBA funds more than 40 programs and services annually,” said Davis.


The 2017 campaign will officially close on January 5th.  If you haven’t made a pledge, but would like to, please contact the United Way at (814) 368-6181, via e-mail at admin@uwbanews.org, or online at www.uwbanews.org.  The office will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 25th and 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday, but will re-open at 8:30 am on Wednesday, December 27.