Lycoming County United Way Campaign raises $1,367,445

Lycoming County United Way

Lycoming County United Way

Lauding its thousands of loyal and generous donors, Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) campaign chair Michael W. Bush has announced the Annual Campaign has raised $1,367,445 to meet local human service needs.”The heightened awareness and compassion of our donors, both individual and corporate, for the county-wide critical missions of LCUW Program Partners drove the success of this campaign,” said Bush.

“In the face of some of the most difficult financial times our country has experienced, the concern Lycoming County residents showed for one another was magnificently exhibited,” Bush added. “I must also emphasize the enormous boost provided by all Lycoming County media, who raised the profile of this campaign during our darkest hours.”

United Way provides funding for more than 40 human service programs in Lycoming County that meet the community’s most critical needs nurturing children, caring for people in crisis, strengthening families, supporting seniors, and serving those with special needs. LCUW officials point out that 97% of funds raised stay in Lycoming County.

“With each year’s campaign, new stories reflecting the generosity and caring spirit of Lycoming County residents are exhibited. This year, in the face of some very difficult times, that heart-warming compassion reached new levels,” said LCUW executive director Scott N. Lowery. “Excluding last year’s campaign total of $1,385,000, this campaign’s achievement exceeded the amount raised in any campaign since 2002. That is a remarkable effort that would not have been possible without Michael’s leadership and the tremendous effort of our volunteer network.”

“This opportunity to serve as campaign chair has been a humbling, yet rewarding experience. We are indebted to the hundreds of volunteers who gave of their time and talents to assist us; and to the thousands who contributed to the campaign. Their efforts and support will truly make a positive difference in the lives of their neighbors all across the county,” added Bush.

Campaign volunteers and donors will be recognized during a volunteer appreciation program on March 19 at the Community Arts Center.

In April and May, community volunteers will meet with funded program partners to review presentations that demonstrate the programs’ results. Disbursement of campaign funds will be made following results of those meetings and approval of the LCUW board of directors.

To make a contribution, for more information, or to volunteer for funds distribution, contact Lycoming County United Way, 1225 Clayton Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, or call 323-9448.

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