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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A community thrives when it has residents who are passionate about seeing it grow. No matter if you live in a bustling city or a rural town, you are part of a community. The strength of a community depends on the connection between those who live there. As for Mr. Rammie Nesheiwat of M&T Bank, he believes that his connection to the community is strengthened by his vigorous volunteer work. United Way takes pride in its volunteers and Mr...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    I’m sure that for many people, the thought of buying a home seems like one of the most frightening tasks of adulthood. “Where do I begin? Who do I talk to? What can I afford?” This apprehension is common in the minds of first time homebuyers, and luckily these questions were answered by Mr. Vincent Aurigemma on Thursday, June 28th. United Way hosted another chapter of financial literacy workshops, this one being geared towards first time...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    On Friday, June 22nd, I spent my morning working with over 20 employees from Central Hudson to help clean up the backyard of the Poughkeepsie Glebe House. This event was a part of United Way’s Day of Action, which involves teaming up with local businesses in order to complete community projects. I have been a Dutchess County resident for my entire life and have never once paid any mind to the little 18th century building located on Main...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
  My name is Alyssa Chelak, I am one of the interns at United Way of Dutchess and Orange Region.  I work with the marketing team to learn and implement new marketing techniques in order to raise awareness to our company mission.  Although I have only been working with them for a few weeks, I have already learned several lessons with the United Way team that will prove to be invaluable as I progress with my career. Just this past Thursday I...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Thursday, June 21st, marked the Day of Action for United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region and I was more than happy to participate in a few volunteer events. The Day of Action is an excellent chance for companies to give back to the community and make new connections. A few employees from the Ball Corporation in Middletown and I teamed up to help out our local division of the American Red Cross. We were welcomed into the warehouse and were...
Monday, June 18, 2018
In 2008, the first group of dedicated young professionals came together as Young Leaders United, a United Way affinity group.  Since then they’ve tackled innumerable volunteer projects together. They’ve raised awareness of United Way during community events. Many have served as Book Buddies, helping kids reach their full potential while acting as role models and inspirations.  Each holiday season Young Leaders hold an annual mixer for volunteers...
Monday, June 18, 2018
United Way is continuing to expand its volunteer initiatives, with special programs for veterans, new opportunities and focus If you ever wonder what you can do to help, an easy answer can be found online at United Way’s volunteer portal, http://volunteer.uwdor.org.  “We’re really the volunteer hub of the Hudson Valley,” explained Director of Community Impact Melissa Clark. “Anyone can go online and type in their interest and location and...
Monday, June 18, 2018
Our quarterly Day of Sharing program expands its impact and focus with the addition of The Children’s Corner In June of 2016 we received a call from a nurse at a local elementary school. She said that some children were coming to school without socks and even underwear and asked if we could help. Immediately we asked all of you - and you responded with alacrity. But we knew this situation wasn’t limited to that one month, but was ongoing...
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!

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