9/17 United Way Campaign Kicks Off Today

This afternoon at five pm this year’s United Way Washington County campaign kicks off with a volunteer-engaging activity that focuses on helping with a key issue in our community…Hunger. Kris O’Meara Campaign Co-Chair for 2013  said “We’d like to start off the Campaign with a different approach this year, by getting people involved in an activity, as opposed to talking about helping”  “And we are happy to announce that Channel 12’s Joyce Garbaciak has graciously agreed to serve as our emcee for this event.” More than 200 volunteers will mobilize today to package 50,000 nutritious meals.  The packets will be distributed to all six food pantries and homeless shelters throughout Washington County. Kristin Brandner the Executive Director for United Way Washington County said,  “Hunger is an issue affecting every size community today (locally and nationally.) Last year during a peak month in November, 1,098 families received food from the 6 food pantries in Washington County. There has been a growing demand and we are here to help. The United Way campaign runs September 17 thru December 31, 2013. To learn more about the 2013 United Way campaign visit  www.unitedwayofwashingtcounty.org
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