In recognition of all that United Way has done in our region over the past five decades, Mayor Lyn Hall announced December 15th to the 22nd “United Way Week” with a flag raising ceremony.
The flag raising also coincides with the City’s own fundraising campaign, which starts today runs until December 2017.
“They are a well-recognized organization, and do extremely good work, and they are known for that,” says Hall. “Whenever there is an issue in the community, the United Way steps up and that’s what they are all about.”
United Way of Northern BC aimed to raise $3 million this year to help support 23 charities and countless programs in our region. So far the campaign has raised about $2 million.
“Our area is quite large, it’s not just Prince George,” says the Campaign Engagement Officer for North/Central United Way, Roberta Squire. “We go north of Williams Lake to the Yukon border, Haida Gwaii to Alberta. That’s a lot of people. That’s over 94,000 people that utilized the service in 2015 alone. So we would like to meet and exceed our goal of $3 million, but we are working hard for that.”