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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Washington County to Receive $74,737 Award from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program The Department of Homeland Security /Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter national board program (EFSP) has awarded $74,737 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Washington County. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal...
Friday, June 23, 2017
THE 27TH ANNUAL DAY OF CARING WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. day of caring is a 27 year tradition in washington county, md. day of caring brings together hundreds of non-profit agencies and schools with thousands of volunteers all on one day to improve our community! united way of washington county, md's day of caring is the single largest community service effort. Join us for the Kickoff Event! This year’s event will be held at the...
Friday, June 9, 2017
United Way of Washington County, MD and Staples Partner to Inspire Early Childhood Reading HAGERSTOWN, MD (JUNE 9, 2017) – United Way’s Day of Action is on June 14, 2017. This is an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 400 communities around the world.  Volunteers of all ages will come together to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities. Last year...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Annual Report to the Community HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 6, 2017)—United Way of Washington County will host its Campaign Finale and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at Fountain Head Country Club. The Michael G. Callas Trust, BB&T, Coldwell Banker Innovations, First United Bank & Trust and Keller Stonebraker Insurance are sponsoring the evening’s event. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Online registration is...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Annual Community Book Drive Going On Now Through September 20, 2017 If your group would like to collect books for the 2017 Book Drive, please contact Kathy Powderly at kathy.harc@gmail.com. You can also visit the Early Childhood Advisory Council website for more information about literacy in Washington County. The Annual Community Book Drive is coordinated by United Way of Washington County, HARC (Hagerstown Area Religious Council), Hagerstown...
Friday, May 5, 2017
In a recent Letter to the Editor, United Way of Washington County (UWWC) Executive Director, Melissa Reabold writes "United Way is not the fundraising entity for local agencies, although most people make that assumption. As a volunteer-led organization, your United Way focuses on multiple community factors negatively affecting Washington County. It fosters partnerships working together toward a shared goal, because there is no one issue that if...
Friday, January 6, 2017
More than 40% of Washington County households are ALICE. On January 9, 2017 United Ways in Maryland released the groundbreaking ALICE® Report on economic challenges in our state. Who is ALICE? They are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed families and individuals who work and pay taxes, but aren’t sure if they’ll be able to put dinner on the table. They are cashiers, wait staff, laborers and security guards. They work as nursing or...

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