Elk County, Pictured John Dippold, St. Marys Area United Way President presents a donation to Pam Masi, American Red Cross of Northwestern Pennsylvania Executive Director. The American Red Cross is one of the many recipients of funding from the St. Marys Area United Way. The American Red Cross of Northwestern Pennsylvania, which is part of a 50 county American Red Cross of Pennsylvania serves more than 509,000 people in Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Potter, McKean, and Warren counties. The American Red Cross is committed to helping Greater Pennsylvania communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.
The St. Marys Area United Way has served the citizens of the City of St. Marys and surrounding counties since 1925. Making a contribution to the St. Marys Area United Way allows the donor to provide support to local agencies. In addition to the American Red Cross, in 2019, the St. Marys Area United Way distributed $75,850 to the following agencies: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts, CAPSEA, Catholic Charities, Dickinson Center, Girls Scouts, Guardian Angel Center, St. Marys Public Library, St. Marys Recreation Board, St. Marys Youth Council, and the Veterans Memorial Eternal Flame.
Currently, the St. Marys Area United Way’s campaign is actively running and will up to December 31, 2019. Funding raised is 2019 will be the grant money available for organizations to seek in 2020. The 2019 campaign goal is $150,000. To date, the United Way has reached 45% of the financial goal.
The St. Marys Area United Way relies on the contributions from companies and local individuals. Those donations support the financial needs of non-profit agencies that serve the health and human welfare needs of our community. If you would like to become one of these individual or corporate donors, please call 834-1845 or mail your check to the St. Marys Area United Way, 44 So. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857