WILKES-BARRE — Wico van Genderen, President and CEO of the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce, recognized the need for community leaders to ask businesses and communities to support some philanthropic activities 100 years ago. Said.
“Even now, 100 years later, that awareness is very important and I would like to encourage everyone to continue to support United Way as much as possible. Their work today is that our community will be in the future. It helps shape what it looks like, “said Van Genderren.
The remarks were made at a Wednesday ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United Way of Wyoming Valley at the United Way office on North Pennsylvania Avenue with the signature of the resolution. Several agencies were represented and signed the resolution.
Jennifer Soldoni, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, and Bill Jones, President and CEO, are resolved by Van Genderen, Scott Linette, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of partner agencies. Joined to sign.
Jones explained that the significance of the resolution was that on October 11, 1921, 100 years ago, the Great Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce approved a resolution to create an organization called the Community Welfare Federation.
“The purpose of the federation was to strengthen the capacity of philanthropy at the time by consolidating all fundraising appeals and encouraging community-wide support for one integrated appeal,” said Jones. .. “Charity and cause representatives who were supposed to receive the funds also attended to sign the resolution.”
Jones said the federation was the predecessor of the United Way of Wyoming Valley.
He said the resolution signed on Wednesday symbolically renews United Way’s commitment to the community as United Way begins its second-century service and encourages continued community support for its mission. rice field.
“This is a really exciting time for us,” Jones said. “Celebrating the 100th anniversary has not only reflected and appreciated all the people who have taken the time to build the organization, but also looked to the future. This resolution has been made today since its establishment in 1921. It symbolizes the fact that we have always worked to strengthen our community, and more importantly, we always do so. “
The United Way of Wyoming Valley recently launched a 100th Anniversary campaign to continue using donations to address the issue of child poverty and help individuals facing the imminent threat of well-being with basic services. .. United Way has partnered with 16 institutions to fund 25 programs, as well as many other initiatives focused on brain development, kindergarten preparation, school attendance, summer learning, and graduation rates. doing.
Donations can be made by visiting unitedwaywb.org/donate, sending a text message to Support at 26989, or mailing a check to:
United Way in Wyoming Valley
100 North Pennsylvania Ave., 2nd floor
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701
For more information on United Way of Wyoming Valley works, please visit unitedwaywb.org.
Please contact Bill O’Ball (570-991-6118) or Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.
Resolution signed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United Way
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