United Way Campaign in Final Stretch

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently announced it has reached 80% of its $1.6 million campaign goal to support local non-profit agencies and programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. The monies raised during the campaign will directly impact over 100,000 neighbors in need throughout the Lower Shore. The annual campaign officially kicked off in September and will culminate with an announcement of the campaign total at the United Way Annual Meeting on Friday, April 27th at the Carousel Resort Hotel in Ocean City. “As our economy continues to be challenged, it is vital that United Way meet the campaign goal in order to continue providing critical help for individuals, children, and families here on the Lower Shore,” said 2011 Campaign Chair Gus LeBois of Perdue Farms, Inc.

The local United Way depends on over 200 businesses & organizations along with the 12,000 individual donors who generously sacrifice to help the Lower Shore community. The majority of funding comes from employee giving at the workplace through payroll deduction. “It is our sincere hope that more local businesses will open their doors to offer their employees the opportunity to give through workplace campaigns and make a difference for those who need it the most this year,” said Kathleen Mommé, United Way Executive Director.

To learn more about supporting United Way, volunteering, or starting a workplace campaign, please call 410-742-5143.

(L-R) United Way Board Member & 2011 Campaign Chair, Gus LeBois, and United Way Executive Director, Kathleen Mommé, share the progress of the 2011 United Way Campaign, which is currently at 80% of its goal of $1.6 million.