Citing successes and overcoming unexpected obstacles, the 2013/2014 Lycoming County United Way campaign has announced a campaign achievement of $1,540,285 – one of the largest in the organization’s 92-year history.
“The generosity of the Lycoming County community has once again presented itself in response to our ongoing mission of mobilizing resources to improve the lives of those facing difficult times right here at home,” said William J. Martin, LCUW campaign chair. “Many organizations raise money but none do it every year to help so many people in so many different ways than we have been able to do. It is a true credit to all those who volunteer, those who make contributions and those who provide the direct human services our funding helps make possible. It is a genuine team effort and I am so proud of everyone who has been a part of this unique team accomplishment.”
Each year, Lycoming County United Way works with generous local businesses who offer prizes in support of those who donate. United Way appreciates its relationship with its sponsors and congratulates and thanks the winners!
This year’s incentive prize winners include:
- Joseph O’Neill, ParenteBeard, LLC — $500 store gift card, Wegmans
- Robert Messersmith, Kellogg Co. – 100 gallons fuel oil, Superior Plus Energy Services
- Kristen Menges, Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources — $500 gift card, Lycoming Mall
- Vickie Casselberry, Kellogg Co. — $200 store gift card, Beiter’s Home Center
- Robert Tresp Jr., Jersey Shore Steel — $300 travel gift card, AAA Travel North Penn
- Wayne G. Beatty, Wirerope Works, Inc. — $250 store certificate, Timeless Interiors
- David Moore, Jersey Shore Steel Met-Fab Division – custom-made autism jewelry, Jennifer Engel Designs.
“Led by Kellogg’s, whose employees and corporate contributions provided $191,765 in contributions, we were able to withstand some unexpected setbacks in what had been some traditionally strong workplace campaigns,” Martin said. “We also experienced increased giving in our Energy Division and some of our residential campaigns. This year was a bit of a roller coaster ride with some ups and downs along the way, but raising $1.5 million is truly a significant achievement.”
For information on this year’s campaign, or to make a contribution, contact the LCUW office, 570-323-9448 or via the website, development.lcuw.org.