Amazon-Smile

DID YOU KNOW… That you can give to our United Way just by clicking on a special site and shopping as usual? Click on THIS LINK before you start your Amazon.com shopping for … Read more

Board of Directors

2016-2017 United Way Board of Directors Rita Biggs, President Communitybiggs40@gmail.com  Bret Hrbek, Immediate Past President Edward JonesBret.hrbek@edwardjones.com Cory Michael, Vice-President CBM Mortgagecory@cbmmortgage.com Debbi Cahill, Treasurer No Doubt Accountingdeb@nodoubtaccounting.com Tamar Yager, SecretaryCommunityTamaryager@gmail.com  Melissa Boies, … Read more

2014 Campaign Reaches Out With Largest-Ever Goal For 2014

The United Way of Front Royal and Warren County is now in the midst of its 2014 Campaign for 2015. The goal set for 2014 is a substantial $150,000….more than has ever been raised in a United Way campaign here in our county. But the need is even greater…even if we REACH our $150,000 goal, those proceeds need to be shared with 12 agencies in 2015…and you can quickly see that each agency will not get very much funding from our efforts.

Currently, the campaign is at about 60%…with less than three months to go…and making this goal is critical to supplying all the safety net services your United Way funds. UW volunteers break down the community into “divisions” and attempt to ask each individual for a United Way donation.

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UNITED WAY RE-ESTABLISHES CRITICALLY NEEDED DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES

In 2013, our community was shocked, stunned and saddened when Harmony Place, our center for domestic and sexual assault services, closed its doors and went out of business, too encumbered by debt to continue. Lost to us in their demise were critical safety, counseling and intervention services that are vital to the safety and well-being of victims of domestic and sexual violence. In addition, the building which had housed the program for more than 7 years was lost to bankruptcy, ending the provision of emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, as well as homeless families and women.

In the calendar year of 2013, leading up to the closure, more than 400 calls had been received on the local hotline, a remarkably large number for a single county. Even when the agency closed, calls continued to come, with the largest portion of those all going to local law enforcement agencies. All told, more than 600 local calls were made in 2013 for assistance, counseling, and safety help in 2013…a remarkably large number for one county.

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