United Way of Bucks County Gathers to Celebrate the Area’s Good

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Marissa Christie.

A “United for Good” event held by the United Way of Bucks County contained news of state funds coming to bolster local assistance efforts. The event — presented by Penn Community Bank — was covered by the Lower Bucks Times.

The program included an announcement of $220,000 in funding secured by Sen. Bob Casey.

The dollars will go toward the initiatives of United Way’s HELP Center, a community resource that serves some of the county’s most vulnerable residents.

Marissa Christie, president and CEO at United Way of Bucks County, listed some initiatives likely to benefit from the appropriation:

  • Access to early education scholarships, including those for children of veterans, reservists, and active-military personnel
  • The LIFT United pilot program that — in collaboration with the County of Bucks and Penn Community Bank — connects needy families with car loans, thereby ensuring an ability to get to work

The event also heralded the organization’s new and returning leaders:

  • Paul Bencivengo, Visit Bucks County, as new board chair
  • Jeane Vidoni, Penn Community Bank, as continuing vice chair of Community Impact
  • Bernard Tynes, Penn Community Bank, as new vice chair of the Nominating Committee
  • Kristen Elder, CPA, as the organization’s ongoing treasurer
  • Karen Johnson-Susko, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions, as incumbent corporate secretary

More on this United Way of Bucks County event is at the Lower Bucks Times.