(WBNG Binghamton) “Our community has been faced with another challenging year of flood recovery and economic hurdles. Many of our local residents have been directly affected in one way or another”, Alan Hertel, Executive Director of United Way of Broome County said in a news release issued Monday. “The need for services in our community is great. We’re relying on the generosity and continued support of people throughout the community to help continue and build upon essential programming that directly impacts Broome County”.
According to the news release:
The United Way of Broome County’s annual campaign begins Monday, August 27 and will run through mid-December. The goal for the 2012 Annual Campaign has been set at $3,600,000. Funds raised will be used to support programs focused on the three building blocks that lead to a better life - those building blocks are Education, Income, and Health. Monies raised in this annual campaign will be used for programs in 2013. These programs impact the lives of thousands of individuals and families in our area; helping children improve academic achievement, working with families to obtain financial stability, and educating people to lead healthier lives.
In 2012, campaign contributions from local residents, businesses, and foundations provided funding for more than 50 programs throughout Broome County. Many local residents are given the opportunity to contribute to the United Way campaign through their workplace; all residents are encouraged to visit www.unitedwaybroome.org or call 240-2000 to learn more about how to get involved or make a donation.