United Way’s record breaking campaign

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley announced the 2021-2022 campaign was one of their most successful in the organization’s history raising over $1 million dollars to serve the community.

The majority of those funds were raised through workplace giving programs and individual donations.

The organizations that contributed the most through workplace giving include Trex, Valley Health, and Navy Federal.

The United Way had a huge increase in requests over the past year and would not be able to serve those community members without these donations.

The money will be used for the United Way’s Impact Grants as well as to expand and maintain their flagship program, the Valley Assistance Network.

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Resources Available Through Valley Assistance Network

We met up with Jennifer Hall, Sr Director of Community Investment at United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley to learn more about Valley Assistance Network – a program of UWNSV that offers immediate crisis intervention services to help ALICE® families navigate the complex social services system and move from crisis to stability.

Jennifer explained who ALICE families are and how sometimes they fall through the cracks in the overall social services system. She told us about the services and connections they make through VAN and the impact it’s had on local families.

She also gave us some statistics about how many people in our communities have been impacted by the pandemic and how that translates to a greater need for support. You can download the report she references by clicking here. For more information about United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley or ALICE Awareness Week, visit their website: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/

Have a listen to the conversation by clicking here.