United Way of Wayne County surpassed its campaign goal for 2017 by raising $547,000.
The funds will benefit health and human service programs in Wayne County that address the community’s most pressing needs.
“This is a great win for our community,” said Phil McCann, board president. “It’s truly a testament to the generosity of the people in our county that we have achieved campaign success for the benefit of vital programs and services to help those in need. Many organizations and individuals gave and increased their gifts, and I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this year’s campaign. We did this together.”
The United Way Community Fund will help the community mitigate poverty with a focus on basic needs, success for kids, strengthening families, disability services and keeping seniors healthy.
Seven companies provided corporate contributions starting at $5,000: Exelon/Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, Garlock Sealing Technologies and Dr Pepper Snapple, platinum; Marshall Farms and Berry Plastics, gold; Seneca Foods, silver; and Kreher’s Eggs, bronze.
For information, call 315-331-2773, email newark@uwrochester.org or visit uwwaynecounty.org.