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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Over 175 Volunteers donated time, talent & treasure during first ever gift wrapping fundraiseR From December 1st through December 13th, United Way hosted the gift wrapping service at Valley Mall in Hagerstown, MD. Over 175 volunteers signed up for 3-4 hours shifts to wrap gifts for shoppers and guests. With the 175+ volunteers that signed up, over 537 volunteer hours were contributed to the first half of the holiday gift wrapping event. The...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Gold Level Guidestar Status achieved Guidestar is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. Guidestar is considered to be the world's largest source of information regarding non profit organizations. It was reported in 2016 that there are over 2.5 million organizations reporting to guidestar. GuideStar also serves to verify that a recipient organization is established and that donated funds go where the...
Friday, December 7, 2018
Supporting united way is supporting the team HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 7th , 2018) — https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/opinion/letters/letter-to-the-editor We at United Way of Washington County, MD, are sometimes asked, “Why should I support United Way?” Picture yourself as you expectantly look out on the field, waiting for our team to take the field against our long-standing rival. Suddenly, that rival team runs out on the field. They are...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
United Way Welcomes New Talent to its Board of Directors HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 9, 2018) — United Way of Washington County is excited to announce that Ellen Prete, Vice-President of Communications and External Relations with Citi, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.“We are overjoyed to have Ellen lend her talent and expertise to our Board of Directors!” said Tim Troxell, Chairman of the Board.  “Ellen brings a unique set of skills...
Friday, September 14, 2018
More than 40% of Washington County households are ALICE. On September 14th United Ways in Maryland released the updated 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...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
United Way 27th annual day of caring scheduled for september HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2018) — https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/opinion/letters/letter-to-the-editor United Way of Washington County is pleased to host its 27th annual Day of Caring, the organization’s single biggest volunteer event, on Thursday, Sept. 20. Over 1,400 volunteers will complete 112 service projects at 36 local nonprofit organizations and 33 homes of the elderly and/...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Washington County to Receive $67,519 Award from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program United Way of Washington County will oversee distribution of federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program designated for Washington County, MD.     Washington County will be awarded $67,519 under the Emergency Food...

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