United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) extends its deepest gratitude to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) for honoring United Way as the "Advocate of Justice" at it's first annual Orange Partners in Justice reception last night (May 18th) at the Powelton Club in Newburgh.
Looking forward to the birth of a child should be one of the most happy times for moms and dads, but too many of our Hudson Valley neighbors are finding that the cost of just the basic necessities is presenting a heavy burden. Today we’re asking you to help give peace of mind to these families by your gift to United Way through Hudson Valley Gives.
Although he will admit it only seems like 6 years ago, it was in fact 26 years ago that Ed Broderick, then an IBM employee, first experienced the United Way Loaned Executive program. Fast forward to 2016 and Ed Broderick is now retired and once again a Loaned Executive. Ed says “The need was great then and we have been making strides to better our community by working together. But there is still more work to be done.”
When you finally land that job you’ve been hoping for, you don’t let anything get in your way—not even being homeless. Things had finally turned around for Jesse and he was grateful to be working at a production warehouse, but he still wasn’t able to afford an apartment. But when Jesse had his taxes prepared at United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site, he found out that he’d be getting the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service 2017 Volunteer Opportunities
On June 17, twelve volunteers participated in a Day of Action at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley located in Cornwall-on-Hudson. The volunteers helped the Food Bank sort through the donations it received so that the food can be sent out to nearly 200 food pantries in the region. Volunteer Alan Creais, a leader of his company’s community engagement efforts, was able to take part in his first Day of Action with United Way.
When Born Again Disciples and the Hudson Valley Community Center recently merged, their facilities were in great need of some updating for their children’s summer programs. To help with this worthy cause, eleven volunteers, including LuAnn Toth and her husband Steven, came together to landscape, weed the gardens, and paint the building as part of a Day of Action.