To All Our Donors,
On behalf of the United Way of Cumberland County team, thank you to everyone who makes our annual Campaign a success.
For over 80 years, United Way of Cumberland County has provided much-needed support to families in need. Although the pandemic brings many new challenges, we know if we come together, we’ll get through this and be stronger on the other side. And, our success will be because of people like you – the hand-raisers and doers who help to build a stronger, caring community through your advocacy, your support, and your volunteerism. From the donor to the Day of Caring volunteer to the CEO making decisions for their company's workplace campaign, our community needs YOU to make this year a success because we are in it together.
The needs in Cumberland County continue to grow, and this year, more than ever, our community needs you. The Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed (ALICE) report issued in 2019 revealed the reality of many working families: Approximately one in two families in Cumberland County have no safety net in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, for our most vulnerable neighbors living paycheck to paycheck, an unexpected disruption can make all the difference in the struggle to make ends meet.
We need everyone, working together, to make a positive impact on our community. With your support, I am confident that we can raise the resources our neighbors, friends, coworkers and families depend on.
I am excited and honored to join the United Way team in the role of Campaign Chair for this coming year, and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish because we are “In It Together”.
Vera Bell, Community Volunteer