United Way closes in on $600,000 goal

LEWISTOWN – The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has reached 87 percent, or $522,145 of its goal of $600,000 during the campaign that began on Sept. 19, 2012, and runs until March 15.

The Abuse Network is one of the agencies that benefits from working with the United Way. Executive Director Crystal Paige explains how partnering with the United Way has served the The Abuse Network:

“The Abuse Network truly values partnering with the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata because it allows us to keep our emergency domestic violence shelter open and available to those in need in our communities.

“We are able to meet the basic, essential needs of any person plus a little bit more. We can provide them with a safe, secure place to stay which includes a roof over their heads (including rent, utilities, insurance, etc.), food to eat, a safe place for their children and other things necessary for daily living. We have advocates that can listen and help people identify all options and resources available to empower them and choose what’s best for their situation.

“This is why partnering with the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata is valuable to us. They share the same genuine concern as we do for those in our communities.”