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2014 Campaign

Campaign Spotlight: American Red Cross

 A home is closely correlated with hope. Having a safe place of solace for you and your family is a comfort that can not be easily expressed. To lose everything from your home—clothes, food, and protection—in a sudden flash of disaster is a painful and overwhelming experience. The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata stands with the American Red Cross Serving Central Pennsylvania as a beacon to those facing such a loss.

The American Red Cross responded to 162 disasters in the Susquehanna Valley during the past year, caring for the needs of 245 families. More specifically, 60 individuals from 21 families in Mifflin and Juniata Counties received aid from the Central Pennsylvania division. Without this support, many of our local people would be left without homes or resources in the difficult span of time that follows tragedy.

The America Red Cross works to prevent and alleviate human suffering. As an agency that is driven almost completely by volunteers, there is a key emphasis on preparedness—it is their focus to train individuals, businesses and community groups, all for the objective of forward thinking. To Ellen Kyzer, Regional Executive Officer, the impact of the overall organization relies on the dedication of local residents: “Almost everything we do is by the power of volunteers.”

The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of others to ensure this relief—we proudly tell donors that an average of 91 cents of every dollar is invested in humanitarian services. Chris Weidenhammer, Regional Disaster and Programs Officer, has seen devastation first hand and knows the power of each contribution, describing his job as an opportunity “to tell [victims] that it’s going to be okay.” The United Way appreciates their role in our community and gladly continues to support the Red Cross through the 2015 campaign.


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The United Way of Mifflin Juniata is dedicated to fulfilling our
mission: Improving people's lives by mobilizing the caring
power of the community.

Mifflin County Playgrounds Schedule for Summer 2014

Opens the week of  6/16. Will be available 6 hours/day, 4 days a week.
Tentatively planning to run for at least 4 weeks total, for more information contact the township office at (717) 667-6260.    

Sports Camp is scheduled for the week of 6/23-6/27 from 9 am-12 pm, $10 for participation w/ limited scholarships available.
Day Camp will be on Tuesdays in July (7/8-7/29) from 9 am-12 pm, free to public.    

Opens the week of 6/5, from 8 am-3 pm daily.    

Opens the week of 6/9, closed the week of 6/30, resumes 7/7 until 7/25.
Hours are as follows: Monday and Wednesday are 9 am-3 pm, Tuesday and Thursday are 9 am-12 pm & 6 pm-9 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm.    

Opens the week of 6/16.
Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 9 am-12 pm & 5 pm-8 pm; Friday is 9 am-3 pm.    

South End
Opening the week of 6/16.
Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday is 9 am-12 pm; Fri is 9 am-2 pm (swimming at Rec Park from 12 pm-2 pm).    

For any additional questions, please direct calls to the United Way office at (717) 248-9636.

*In the event of rain, a threatening storm, or inclement weather of any kind MEGA SPORTS CAMP scheduled to be held at the Belleville Playground June 23-June 27, will be held at Belleville Mennonite School and Locust Grove Mennonite Church at Belleville.  The alternative location for soccer camp will be the gym at Locust Grove Church, 3358 W. Main Street, Belleville, PA. while the alternative location for flag football and cheerleading will be Belleville Mennonite School, 4105 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, PA. Please call 717-935-2164 or 717-935-0121 with any questions.  Any change in location will be posted at

Thank you! Our 2014 Campaign raised $540,017 because of your generosity!
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