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Happy Labor Day!

United Way's staff wishes you a very Happy Labor Day Weekend. Our office will be closed for the holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th.

If you have a non-life threatening emergency or question, remember that United Way's 2-1-1 Help Line is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 2-1-1 (1-800-899-1479) for the answers you need.

Volunteer Spotlight: Ed Broderick

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.”

Building Hope: EITC Awareness Day

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.