NORWICH – “Each year more than 106 community members serve on our Board of Directors, Review Panels and Allocations Committee, Campaign Committee and Finance Committee,” said Elizabeth Monaco, executive director of the Chenango United Way. The volunteers fill many different positions, and volunteer for different reasons, but one thing is certain: “We would not exist without the countless hours these dedicated volunteers give to the United Way.”
So far this year, with the help of their volunteers, The Chenango United Way has raised approximately $200,000, but they still need much more. Thirty-two requests from local organizations have just been received, and the amount requested is $668,000; $268,000 more than the United Way was able to allocate last year. “A weak United Way campaign will directly affect our community and the services that are provided here,” Monaco said.