Problems in a region cannot be solved without a deep understanding of the community in which we live. To gain knowledge of a community it’s not only through understanding research data, but also listening to and hearing from the people who live there. To do so, we need to have conversations where people share what they want to see in a community and the challenges that face them and others.
The Wyoming County United Way has begun its 2015 grant application process, where agencies can apply for funding for programs for next year.
This funding opportunity is open to all 501(c)3 health and human service agencies that serve Wyoming County and help make an impact in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. Non-partner agencies are encouraged to apply at this time. Qualified agencies must complete and submit an application and all supporting documentation to the United Way office by 4:00 pm on Monday, November 3, 2014 (no exceptions).
The 21st Annual Duck Derby will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 as part of Tunkhannock Founder’s Day festivities. Proceeds from the Duck Derby helps to fund 22 local agencies.
Every year, the Duck Derby is a fun family event which is very important to our annual campaign. The Wyoming County United Way has been hosting the Duck Derby for a long time and the agencies we fund are counting on us to have another successful event.
After completing a 5 month review process, our Community Impact volunteers have made their allocations decisions. 22 agencies have been selected to help us make in impact in the lives of Wyoming County residents. Congratulations to our 2014 Partner Agencies.
The Wyoming County United Way topped its $550,000 goal in a big way by announcing a record $638,419 had been raised.
United Way’s fundraising efforts will benefit more than 23 health and human service community partners in Wyoming County.
“I cannot tell you how excited I am that we had another successful year,” said executive Director Kristen Huff. “This community is truly generous and compassionate.”
To find out more information about the Wyoming County United Way, you can visit their web site at www.wyomingcountyunitedway.com or call the office at 570-836-1661.
Please join us at our Campaign Celebration event on Tuesday, January 14th at 5:30 PM at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cash bar. RSVP by calling the Wyoming County United Way office at (570) 836-1661.
Wyoming County United Way was announced the winner of the “You Made it Happen Award” at this year’s annual Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner. This award is presented to a person, business, or organization that, through exceptional contributions and/or commitment, positively affected the growth of Wyoming County over the past year. Being able to help our community in itself is very rewarding. Thank you to Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce for recognizing us for the work we do. We are very proud to be your award recipient.
Wyoming County United Way was the lucky charity chosen to be the recipient of this year’s Glow Ball Tournament held at Shadowbrook on Friday, August 30, 2013. Each year, Shadowbrook selects a different charity to receive the proceeds of the Tournament.
”Shadowbrook is proud to host this event to help give back to the community. United Way is essential to Wyoming County and we are happy to provide them this additional support.” Colin Hopkins, Director of Golf Operations, Shadowbrook.
Southwestern Energy hosted the Inaugural Marcellus Sporting Clays Shoot which raised $46,428 to support the Wyoming County United Way and local first responders. The shoot was held at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays on October 11, 2013. Money raised through this event will be allocated to partner agencies of the United Way and to 21 volunteer fire companies who provide services to residents of Southwestern Energy's operating areas.
Southwestern Energy hosted the second Marcellus Open Golf Tournament which raised $71,095 to support the Wyoming County United Way. The tournament was held at Stone Hedge Golf Course on August 22, 2013. Money raised through this event will be allocated out to 18 partner agencies who provide services to residents of Southwestern Energy's operating areas.
The second Marcellus Open proved to be even more successful with an increase over last year. To remain on this trend, Southwestern Energy continues to find ways that more companies can be a part of the tournament.