Join United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region on Wednesday, April 19th, when it will celebrate the successful conclusion of its 2016 Campaign for the Common Good with the “Celebration of Service: A CommUNITY United” award dinner.
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.
Orange County has been chosen to receive $141,851.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.
More than 180 participants, who are struggling to make ends, chose to spend their Saturday discussing the needs of their community and how to improve the City of Newburgh, both for them and their families. The Community Listening Session, “Speak to Change,” sponsored by the Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, was held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.
Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service 2017 Volunteer Opportunities
United Way of the Orange-Dutchess Region will be hosting a Community Conversation Around Veterans’ Needs on Wednesday, January 4th, from 10:00am – 1:30pm at Dutchess Community College, Room 101 (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie). Come let your voice be heard as community leaders, local citizens, and veterans discuss these important community issues and how to ensure our veterans receive the services they deserve. Admission is free, but preregistration is requested (open online through December 27th).