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Lawrence United Way Highlights Campaign Funds

December 21, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The annual United Way of Lawrence County campaign has a goal of $450,000 to help raise funds for 19 nonprofit agencies that provide over 45 programs in the area.

United Way is comprised by a campaign cabinet that solicits businesses and individuals for contributions in reaching this goal. The funds raised in the United Way of Lawrence County stay in the county to serve families and friends that have the most needs.

United Way officials held a third report meeting at First Presbyterian Church to highlight new donations to the campaign.

Allison Wolf, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters spoke at the meeting. The program has been in existence in Lawrence County since 1996 and during this time it was able to match 700 children with mentors from the area. United Way is one of the consistent financial supporters of the program.

Other campaign highlights include:

New Wilmington Mayor Sherie Babb and Kim Christofferson of the New Wilmington Division reported $4,000 that represented New Wilmington residents along with Westminster College.

Janice Daugherty, Public Affairs division, reported $15,000 which included The New Castle Rotary Club $1,000; Slovak Beneficial Society $1,200;Wimodausis Club $500; along with increased donations from the Lawrence County Courthouse and nonprofit agencies.

Sara Dudash, Building and Trades division, reported Operating Engineers $2,500 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union 712 for $1,221.

The other division reports included Columbia Gas, $3,122; Preston Auto Group $5,500; Liberty Mutual, $5,597; Silgan IPEC $2,778; and Janney Montgomery Scott $1,300.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.