United Fund reaches its halfway goal

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry United Fund of Warren County Torchlight Campaign co-chairs Alex Keddie and Lisa To, and Executive Director Lacey Hanson pose with the Torchlight sign as contributions reach the 50-percent mark.

The 2018-2019 Torchlight Campaign has reached half of its goal.

On Tuesday, United Fund of Warren County Executive Director Lacey Hanson, and Torchlight Campaign co-chairs Lisa To and Alex Keddie, placed the 50 percent heart on the sign at the Warren Post Office.

The goal is $675,000.

“It’s wonderful to see the generosity from the community, both the businesses and individuals,” Keddie said. “Making a gift to the campaign validates the importance and need for each of the member agencies. All of these agencies are providing services to our friends, neighbors, family, or co-workers that will continue with the successful completion of the campaign.”

“Without the funding from this campaign, member agencies to the United Fund would not be able to offer all the services we currently have,” To said. “The financial support is important to the future of these services to continue in our community.”

Contributions to the United Fund are tax deductible and all contributions received through the campaign go directly to the member agencies, Hanson said. “Other sources of income cover administrative and campaign expenses.”

“The United Fund of Warren County is a unique charitable organization in that 100 percent of your donation supports the member agencies,” Keddie said. “It exists solely to assist Warren County residents and provides services that make the lives of those in need easier and better.”

The members agencies are: A Safe Place, the Allegheny Community Center, the American Red Cross, BEi, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Caring for Life, the Warren and Tidioute dental clinics, the Don Mills Achievement Center, Family Services, Hospice of Warren County, Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, New Hope Assistance Dogs, the Ruth M. Smith Center, the Sheffield Area Hospitality Center, the Salvation Army, the Warren Area Student Union, Warren County 4-H, and the YMCA.

Contributions may be made by check to the United Fund at P.O. Box 844, Warren, PA, 16365, or online at www.unitedfundofwarrencounty.org.

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