Minimum Wage & Income Inequality Seminar on April 30, 2016

A panel of national and local speakers will address the effects of a low minimum wage, causes of income inequality, the role of labor unions in wages, and the lives of the working poor at a public seminar on Saturday, April 30, 2:15-4:15 pm, in White Meeting Room A of Samuels Public Library, 330 East Criser Rd., Front Royal, Virginia. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and light refreshments. This seminar is free and open to the public as an educational service by Community Outreach of the Warren County Democratic Committee. To help us gauge attendance, please RSVP to Linda Allen at (540) 635-4111 or Barbara Stevens at (540) 635-1117.

Please see this flyer for more details.


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United Way of Front Royal Reaches 80% of 2015 Goal


March, 2016 – The United Way of Front Royal recently called an end to the 2015 campaign for 2016, and is pleased to report that more than 80% of the goal was reached, despite the goal having been set at its highest level EVER in the county, $166,000. This ambitious goal was based on the United Way’s strategic plan drafted by its volunteer Board. This strategic plan, available from the United Way for anyone who might be interested, calls for this United Way to be raising $225,000 by the year 2020.

As of January 31, 2016, almost $135,000 was raised to fund our health and human service agencies that are members of our United Way coalition. In addition, the United Way is hopeful of funding Community Impact grants again this year, having successfully launched this new initiative last year with 4 Community Impact grants, two of which went to non-member agencies the Warren Coalition and the Humane Society of Warren County.

“I’m very proud of our community and its efforts to help our United Way raise over $130k in our campaign,” noted current United Way President Bret W. Hrbek. “Unless otherwise designated, all money raised in Warren County stays in Warren County to help our neighbors struggling to provide the basic human needs for themselves and their families.” 

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2016 Community Impact Grants Awarded


In August of this year, your United Way announced an additional funding program available to all Warren County nonprofits. Called Community Impact funding, this program is aimed at promoting new and/or innovative programs that are just starting or that will be launched as a result of this funding opportunity.

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The impact funding being used comes from the campaign and other activities of the United Way of Front Royal, and for this project, all nonprofits with a 501 c3 designation from the IRS were able to apply.

Four local nonprofits, two United Way member agencies and two non-member agencies were selected to receive this new funding, opening opportunities for Warren County folks to take part in new and innovative projects.

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