The American Red Cross of Maine has been awarded a 1-year grant of $9,200 from United Way of York County. The grant supports Red Cross disaster services, which provide food, clothing, and shelter for those impacted by disasters, such as house fires, floods, and ice storms.
Through the mobilization of resources, expertise and funds that support programs focused on the essentials of education, financial stability and health, United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 300 disasters — primarily house fires — each year in Maine.
Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations throughout York County, this year, the United Way is investing in 65 community programs serving children, youth, adults and families.
“We applaud the generosity of so many who support United Way’s work throughout the year,” noted United Way of York County President & CEO Barb Wentworth. ”As a result, in 2014 we are able to provide continued and much needed support for essential human services across the region. These important services are a critical component of our collective efforts to build an even stronger York County.”
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit MaineRedCross.org or on Facebook (American Red Cross of Maine)
About United Way of York County
Established in 1986, United Way of York County strengthens community by bringing people and resources together to effect long lasting changes in the community conditions that improve lives. By galvanizing individuals and organizations to act while mobilizing resources, expertise and funding, United Way of York County creates opportunities for residents focused on education, financial stability and health.
To learn more about United Way of York County and be a part of the change you want to see in your community, we invite you to visit www.buildcommunity.org or call 207.985.3359 to learn how you can Give, Advocate or Volunteer.
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