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Volunteers of America receives United Way of York County 2020 Community Investment

March 11, 2020, Brunswick, Maine. Volunteers of America Northern New England today announced that it has been awarded a two-year grant from United Way of York County totaling $7,546. This investment supports “Let’s Eat”, a food security for seniors program serving the 66 residents of the Paul Hazelton House in Saco.

“Let’s Eat” has improved the lives of the residents of Paul Hazelton House for eleven years. This gift from United Way provides the food for community meals; the effort to prepare and serve meals is shared by many in the community. The consistent funding from United Way of York County has fostered the development of a collaborative program that involves seniors in the nutritional and social benefits of “Let’s Eat”.

Through the mobilization of people, resources and expertise, United Way of York County works to improve lives across York County. Thanks to the continued support of dedicated individuals, businesses, and organizations across the region, this year the United Way is investing in 63 community programs that serve children, youth, adults, and families.

“Each year we are very proud to invest financial and in-kind resources into high quality direct services that support York County residents and that align with our strategic priority areas,” noted United Way of York County President & CEO Barb Wentworth. “Those areas include providing the best start for our youngest children, increasing access to healthy foods for children and seniors, engaging youth in meaningful service, and meeting 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. Founded in 1986, United Way of York County turns every dollar contributed back out into the community at a value of $4.94. To learn more about United Way of York County, visit www.buildcommunity.org or call 207-985-3359.