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Day of Caring 2016 – A Great Big Hand of Applause to Our Volunteers

unitedwaydoc2016 smThis year was United Way’s 14th consecutive year of hosting our Day of Caring event, and it was a fantastic one.

A great big “THANK YOU” to all of the volunteers for United Way’s 2016 annual Day of Caring, which turned out to be a very nice day to get out and give to those in need.

You Rock!

We had over 130 volunteers this year—this is nothing short of AWESOME! Maybe you aren’t aware, but you helped 26 different families with a host of issues/problems: home repairs, painting, floor installation, plumbing, property beautification, and property clean-up? YOU did it!

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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

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 1, 2016

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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