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UWES announces $1.2M in funding for local nonprofits

(Sept. 10, 2015) United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently announced its community impact funding totaling $1,288,549 for nonprofit programs and services in Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties. United Way creates and enhances opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in education, financial stability and health and is the largest source of nongovernmental funding for local nonprofit agencies addressing the impact areas of education, financial stability and health.
“United Way board members, staff and volunteers spend hundreds of hours every year to ensure each contribution is directed to programs that are efficient, with proven positive outcomes,” said Gus Lebois, chairman of United Way’s Community Impact Committee.
The committee, which is responsible for deciding where funding is most needed in the community, spent 800 hours in the spring visiting local nonprofits and determining programs that service the most important and pressing needs on the Lower Shore.
This $1,288,549 investment will directly impact the lives of more than 77,000 Lower Shore residents with various services including emergency and crisis assistance, food security, ensuring access to mental and physical health needs, programs for our aging population, helping children and youth succeed, and more.
“We are extremely pleased to provide support to these critical local programs that are doing such life-changing work in our community, and for our amazing donors who have made this possible,” said Kathleen Mommé, United Way executive director.
To learn more about United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore visit or call 410-742–5143.