United Way of Atlantic County Impacting the Community in a Big Way
This year, the United Way of Atlantic County will invest $850,000 to fund 62 programs that will touch the lives of thousands in our community. In addition, nearly $800,000 will be distributed in donor-specified designations to area charities.
“Our focus remains on community impact,” says Brian K. Jackson, president of the Board of Directors for United Way of Atlantic County. “We research the needs that are present in our community and develop agendas that provide both short-term assistance but more importantly, long-term solutions. Our board is committed to making our community stronger despite all of the challenges and obstacles we are facing.”
United Way of Atlantic County has existed for over 70 years. Last year alone, United Way’s statewide 2-1-1 Help Line system saw a 25 percent increase in calls from people seeking assistance in Atlantic County. This year the United Way will invest $282,887 into 23 programs focusing mainly on food, shelter and utility costs.
“The needs are there, they are real, but we need a plan — a strategy that includes collaborations and community partnerships; we are doing that,” says John Emge, executive director of United Way of Atlantic County.
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