United Way of York County 2018 Community Investment

March 7, 2018 Brunswick, Maine. Volunteers of America Northern New England announced today that it has been awarded a two-year grant from United Way of York County totaling $9,000. This investment will support the Food Security for Seniors program conducted at the Paul Hazelton Houses, Volunteers of America’s affordable senior housing program in Saco that serves 66 residents.

The Food Security for Seniors program includes “Let’s Eat”, a community meals initiative that United Way of York County has supported for ten years. Residents, who are seniors living on limited incomes, take part in a monthly community meal that provides nutritious food and opportunities for socialization. The “Let’s Eat” program also supports a monthly Saturday breakfast that is prepared and served by community volunteers; at present two faith organizations take turns providing this monthly breakfast: First Parish UCC of Saco and The Salvation Army of Old Orchard Beach. “Let’s Eat” encourages residents to contribute to the betterment of their senior living community, while also welcoming people from the outside as partners.

Through the mobilization of resources and expertise, United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.Thanks to the continued support of dedicated individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout York County, this year the United Way is investing in 59 community programs that serve children, youth, adults, and families.

“Thanks to the generosity of those who support United Way’s work throughout the year, we are able to provide continued and much needed support for essential and direct human services across the region,” noted United Way of York County President & CEO Barb Wentworth. “These important programs support the best start for our youngest citizens, provide healthy foods for children and seniors, engage youth in meaningful service, and meet basic needs, all critical components of our collective efforts to build an even stronger York County.”

About Volunteers of America Northern New England

Volunteers of America Northern New England is a national, non-profit, spiritually based organization providing human service programs and opportunities for individual / community involvement. To learn more about Volunteers of America, visit www.voanne.org or call 207-373-1140.

About United Way of York County
United Way of York County improve lives by mobilizing people and resources. United Way of York County makes every dollar you give do more right here in your community. To learn more about United Way of York County, visit www.buildcommunity.org or call 207-985-3359.

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