United Way makes spe­cial Ch­ester­wye do­na­tion

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GRASONVILLE — Upon hear­ing the Ch­ester­wye Cen­ter had suf­fered the loss of a res­i­den­tial unit from a re­cent fire, the United Way of Queen Anne’s County de­cided it had to sup­port this wor­thy non­profit dur­ing its time of need.

United Way Pres­i­dent Todd Wil­hoit said, “We typ­i­cally only al­lo­cate funds through our yearly Al­lo­ca­tion Ap­pli­ca­tion process, but some­times a spe­cial need presents it­self, and we de­cided as a board that we wanted to step up.”

The do­na­tion of $1,000 is just a small step in the heal­ing process, but Ch­ester­wye’s Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor De­bra Langseth said she was truly touched.

“The com­mu­nity has been so sup­port­ive and we are thank­ful — from the vol­un­teer fire­men that re­sponded to the call, to the Amer­i­can Red Cross who has helped us find shel­ter for the dis­placed res­i­dents, and now our lo­cal United Way.” she said.

United Way Queen Anne’s County al­lo­cates funds to 19 lo­cal non­profit agen­cies that serve com­mu­nity needs from chil­dren to se­niors, cov­er­ing ar­eas from health and hu­man ser­vices to the arts and the en­vi­ron­ment. To learn more, con­tact San­dra Early at 410-7394716 or email ad­min@unit­ed­wayqac. org.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

United Way board mem­bers, from left, Bobby Smith of Fed­eral Re­sources, Stephanie Tyler of CNB and Heather Bacher of M&T Bank present a check to Ch­ester­wye Cen­ter’s Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor De­bra Langseth, with board mem­bers Larissa Costello with Ameriprise Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Inc. and Dick Sossi, past State Del­e­gate.

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