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American Red Cross Receives United Way of York County 2015 Community Investment

The American Red Cross in Maine today announced that it has been awarded a one-year grant from United Way of York County totaling $9,200. This investment supports Red Cross disaster response efforts, which include providing assistance to local victims of fires.

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.

This year, the Red Cross has responded to nearly a fire a day, providing food, clothing, emergency shelter, and emotional support for those driven from their home. Although chartered by Congress, the Red Cross relies on the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of donors, such as the United Way of York County, to provide these critical services.

Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations throughout York County, this year, the United Way is investing in 66 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 2015 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. Learn more at, on Twitter (ARC_Maine), or Facebook (American Red Cross of Maine).

About United Way of York County
United Way of York County strengthens community by bringing people and resources together to effect long-lasting changes in community conditions that improve lives. Together we focus on important issues that impact Education, Income and Health, the building blocks of a good quality life.

To learn more about United Way of York County and be a part of the change you want to see in the world, visit or call 207.985.3359 to learn how you can Give, Advocate or Volunteer.

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