The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata is appealing to the
community for help in the final two months of the 2015 Campaign. Fundraising efforts have raised $398,650 or
67% of the $595,000 goal.
“We are so grateful
to the people and businesses who have given so far – they are being as generous
as they can,” said Marie Mulvihill, Executive Director. “Now we are appealing to those who haven’t
given yet to make a contribution before March 15.”
“If the campaign
falls short, the United Way partner
agencies will see a drastic reduction in funding. Programs that have a real impact on local
people’s lives will lose vital funding, most of which are already stretched to
the limit,” said Annette Price, United Way Board President. She sited the Juniata Terrace Fire, where
significant numbers of people were displaced due to circumstances beyond their
control, but whose needs were met almost immediately by local agencies providing
services because of United Way
dollars. “What this means to our community is that help may not be available at
a time when help is needed the most,” said Price.
“Our goal is
ambitious, but we believe it’s necessary to ensure the kind of quality community
in which we all want to live and work. Whether you can invest a little or a lot,
this is an opportunity to make your impact,” stressed Marie Mulvihill,
Executive Director. Mulvihill noted that
approximately 10% of the 71,384 people living in the Mifflin and Juniata
counties gave to the United Way last year.
In an effort to create an opportunity for more people to participate,
United Way will be doing a mass residential mailing along with targeted
mailings to those who have given in the past but haven’t contributed to the
2015 campaign yet.
When you donate to the United Way, your gift goes out
with the power and responsibility of helping those you encounter everyday –
friends, neighbors, everyone. Donations
can be made to the United Way of
Mifflin-Juniata, 13 East Third Street, Lewistown, PA, 17044, or be clicking here.
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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.