Lawrence Co. United Way donates hundreds of blankets
Meanwhile organization reaches nearly 90 percent of the campaign goal
Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 08:12
NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- Lawrence County's United Way with the help of Columbia Gas and tons of volunteers with community groups, local agencies and area schools donated 445 blankets to families struggling to afford heat or stay warm this winter.
This year the annual blanket drive shared the warmth along with 95 Beanie Babies for kids in need.
“This program provides blankets to families who need extra help in keeping their heating cost down and to warm their families during winter’s cold,” United Way Executive Director Gayle Young said.
Younf oddwews apecial thanks to the following agencies and schools for their participation: Children’s Advocacy, Holy Redeemer Church, Crisis Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army, People in Need, Catholic Charities, City Rescue Mission, New Castle, Mohawk and Shenango High Schools.
Meanwhile. organizers say the United Way is close to reaching it's fundraising campaign goal for the year. They report the campaign has raised 87 percent of the $425,000 goal.
The United Way brings businesses, individuals, governmental agencies, and other no-profit organizations together, making positive change throughout Lawrence County.
Further information is available by contacting the United Way at 724-658-8528.