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MD United Way creates ALICE report revealing how many residents can't afford the cost of living
By: Justina Coronel

MARYLAND - The United Way's in Maryland released an ALICE report, which reveals that nearly 35% of households in the state can't afford the cost of living.

Some of the counties with the highest number of struggling families are located on the Lower Eastern Shore.

ALICE stands...

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

In 1963, statistician and economist, Mollie Orshansky developed a formula for a threshold, still used today, as a measure of the income a household must not exceed in order to be considered “poor”.  This measurement is used to establish individuals' and families' eligibility for certain kinds of assistance and services and also is a chief point of reference used to report how many Americans are struggling financially on an annual and historical basis...

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

SALISBURY MD. — Perdue Farms associates presented a record $376,211.82 to the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore during a presentation Wednesday, Feb. 15. The contribution includes a record donation of $241,211.82 by associates and a $125,000 contribution from The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

The Perdue contribution brings the local United Way closer to reaching its $2 million...

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism recently selected United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore to receive a $20,454 grant from the Volunteer Generation Fund to support the GET CONNECTED Volunteer Center.  The selection was made following a rigorous application process and funding supports the Volunteer Center through September 30, 2017.

The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) is a program authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve...

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, in partnership with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney Office and Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, recently announced the 2nd Annual Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition.  

The contest is open to Middle School and High School Students in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties.  Students must create a piece of art that expresses how drug addiction affects them personally...

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore is pleased to announce the addition of a new Volunteer Center Intern to promote services and opportunities throughout Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties.  Eleanor Brown, recently joined the United Way team thanks to a Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism.

Brown is currently a sophomore at Salisbury University, majoring in Social...

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

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