CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area United Way recently held its second report luncheon during which volunteers announced $41,303.63 in donations.
This annual United Way Community Campaign has raised $187,478, or 77 percent, of this year’s goal, which is $245,000, said Chief Professional Officer Nancy Pinto.
The United Way helps to support 25 local member agencies located throughout eastern, southern and central Clearfield County.
“We’re doing great and appreciate all of you who volunteer your time to get information out about the importance of this campaign,” said Chairperson Ranea Brewer.
“We need to reach more new givers, this year, especially and let them know about the incredible programs and services that United Way and its agencies offer in our communities.”
Nancy Lombardo, executive director of the Clearfield County League on Social
Services, one of the member agencies that have been affected by state budget cuts, spoke briefly to the group. She said funding decreases have not only impacted them so far as eliminating projects that help children and parents, but also in staffing its office.
She also spoke about Clearfield County not receiving an allotment of Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding for a recurring year. She said people of all ages are affected by this program that helps low-income persons with utilities, rent and food.
The CAUW will hold its next report luncheon at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.