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The United Way of Front Royal is excited and very proud to announce that again, thanks to the caring folks of Front Royal and Warren County, we have reached our 2013 campaign goal of $115,000!!!
This is now the THIRD consecutive success for your local United Way. The goal has now been met for three consecutive years here. But even more impressive and satisfying to us is that this is the first time in at least 5 years that this goal has been met BEFORE the official end of the campaign, which is December 31, 2012. While our goal increase this year was a modest one, the response from the public has been truly astonishing. President Jackie Bourque put it this way:
"Thanks to all of you who worked really hard to make this happen. Every one of you has done your part and that makes the victory all the sweeter."
Campaign Chairman Beth Waller expressed her joy this way:
"Christmas came early this year - GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR DONORS!!!!"
While this success is truly exciting, the reality is that MUCH more funding is needed to assist the twelve agencies that depend on the United Way to help them survive the difficult economy and keep our local safety net repaired and in place.
"There is still time to give to our 2013 campaign, " reminds Lee Smith-Osina, the group's Executive Director. " We try to set a goal that has a reasonable expectation for success...NOT NECESSARILY one that is sufficient to fund all our agencies. So if you have NOT yet given to our 2013 campaign, please do not hesitate. We are asking ALL the citizens of Front Royal and Warren County to step up to the plate and give a minimum of $1 per week to help your neighbors."
"$52 is a huge gift to your United Way, and one with which we can do so much," continued Smith-Osina. "Please don't stop now....if you have not yet made a 2013 pledge or contribution join your neighbors and make one now. It is OUR community....we CAN help those in need...if you do YOUR part," she concluded.
Your gift to the local United Way can be made by credit card through our web site, here on the home page, by calling the United Way office at 635-3636 or simply by sending your donation to:
United Way of Front Royal/Warren County
P. O. Box 509
Front Royal, VA 22630
Keep in mind that, unless YOU the donor request that your donation be sent to another location, ALL funds raised in Warren County STAY in Warren County...to help our friends and neighbors when the need arises.
Smith-Osina also went on to thank all the members of the United Way Board of Directors who have worked steadily and patiently to make this happen.
"It is THEIR success...they are totally committed to our community. Each year, I am amazed and thankful for the outpouring of support that this campaign has become here in Front Royal."
The Front Royal United Way supports the efforts of 12 health and human service agencies that provide services to Warren County residents. They are:
Blue Ridge Legal Services
Blue Ridge Opportunities
Boy Scouts of America
Community Transitional Housing Program
Front Royal Women's Resource Center
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Healthy Families of the NSV
House of Hope
Mental Health America - Warren County
St. Luke Community Clinic.
For more information, or to request a presentation at your office, workplace, community club or civic group, please call the United Way office at: 540-635-3636.
Thank you to all of the following local businesses for participating in our first ever Small Business Blitz on Nov. 29th. These companies support our community -- please give them your support in return!