The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Valley

August 1, 2013

United Way Seeks to Support Solutions for Community’s Social Priorities

SUNBURY — Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way channels funding and resources to programs serving residents of Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties and groups providing qualified programs are invited to apply for funding. United Way supports programs that have positive and measurable impacts on one or more of six identified issues: improved public transportation; increased accessibility to quality early childhood education; building tolerance and opportunities for diverse groups of people; decreased abuse of drugs and alcohol; helping families break the cycle of poverty; teens at-risk, due to their personal family situations or decisions made that may have a negative, life-long impact.

Those interested in applying are required to register their intent with United Way by Aug. 14. Intent to Apply forms are available on the United Way website ( or by contacting the office at (570) 988-0993.

New applicants must attend a training session regarding expectations of measuring program outcomes, a key element in the application and funding process. Training sessions are scheduled for Sept. 10, 8:30 to 10 a.m., and Sept. 16, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. Registration for these sessions is required. Applications will be made available online Aug. 15, and are due by Oct. 31. If awarded funding, distributions will be made beginning in March 2014.

“United Way wants to work with others to find and offer solutions to social problems that have been identified by the community,” said Keri Albright, Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way president and CEO

Eric Rowe, Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way Board Chairman said, “We have to be smarter about our work and more specific about expectations if we are going to produce positive, long-term change.”

For more information or to confirm your group’s interest in applying for 2014 funding by Aug. 14, contact Sara Lauver, (570) 988-0993, or email,


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