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Monday, June 18, 2018
After tragedy, the inspiration of seeing our community join together Tuesday, May 15th didn’t seem too different from any other day until everyone’s phone began to buzz and ding with tornado warnings. When they first appeared, the sky actually didn’t seem too ominous, but most people took note and sought shelter or safer locations. Luckily most of our area was spared the worst of the storm, but several places did experience devastating tornados...
Friday, June 15, 2018
  Dads and role models come in different shapes, sorts and sizes.    Happy Father’s Day from all of us at YOUR United Way!   You’re our Super Heroes - today and everyday!
Monday, May 21, 2018
“The outpouring of support for our Newburgh neighbors is overwhelming,” said Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region “Since Thursday, when we put out the first call for help, four businesses stepped up to serve as additional drop off locations for the supply drive (Lori Buhagiar Allstate Office, Newburgh Brewing Company, Rhinebeck Bank and Ulster Savings Bank). In addition, the community asked us to do...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be running a supply drive, now through Friday, May 25, to help support our Newburgh neighbors in the aftermath of Tuesday's tornado. "The City of Newburgh is still in a state of emergency. Some electricity has been restored, but many residents are still without power or water. Some streets are still closed as post-storm clean-up continues. Senior residents unable to navigate the stairs have been...
Monday, April 16, 2018
The first Community Heroes Project training, hosted at Dutchess Community College, has officially come to a close. This cohort consisted of thirteen enthusiastic, motivated and community-minded individuals from across the Hudson Valley, with over 180 years of combined military service. Over the course of three sessions, this group of veterans, current service members and military family members assessed the needs of our community and explored...
Friday, March 30, 2018
04/2/2017 2:10 pm During tax season, a woman called into United Way's Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 to schedule her free tax appointment with the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition in Dutchess County. While waiting on hold, she listened to information regarding other services that 2-1-1 provides. After she scheduled her tax appointment, she then asked the 2-1-1 call specialist if she would mind assisting her with something else.  She went on to explain...
Friday, March 30, 2018
07/05/2017 02:39 pm United Way's Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 received a call from a Dutchess County woman who is a breast cancer survivor. She'd been struggling over loss of income following her diagnosis and treatment and was unable to continue her career as a nurse because she was no longer able to work. She was also over income for DSS assistance. When she called 2-1-1, she already had to shut off for electric and was facing eviction. As she...
Friday, March 30, 2018
12/30/2017 @9:44AM United Way's Hudson Valley Region 211, reports a call received from Orange County, NY. The caller is a stroke victim who is having a hard time obtaining Home Health Aide. She also was looking for help with drinking water as thought her pipes were frozen. 211 called the local Police Department, where they were only able to leave a message. With the caller’s safety in mind, 211 then called 911 to request a safety check on caller...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Join Hudson River Housing and Vassar College for National Volunteer Week on April 21st to cleanup Middle Main and Fall Kill Creek: http://bit.ly/HRHCleanup  Help raise and train service dogs by being a puppy sitter for BluePath: http://bit.ly/Puppysit  Join Meals on Wheels and deliver meals to clients in Newburgh: http://bit.ly/MealsOW  Become a Big Brother or Big Sister and mentor youth in our community: http://bit.ly/BBBSOC  Help the American...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Color My World United. Happy 80th Birthday United Way!   United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is having a birthday this year. A BIG BIRTHDAY. That’s right, United Way is celebrating 80 years of providing help to our community.    We’d like to invite YOU to join the celebration by creating a drawing to wish United Way a Happy 80th Birthday and how YOU help make the world better.    So please join us and enter the United Way of the Dutchess-...