United Way of Beaver County
2016 – 2017 Kick-off Breakfast
The Beaver County United Way of Beaver County formally began the new campaign season with a breakfast that was attended by almost 200 supporters.
There were many highlights of the event which included commissioners Sandie Egley and Tony Amadio declaring the week of September 25th, United Way Week in Beaver County.
West Aircomm President and United Way Board member spoke about his over 20 year involvement with the local United Way and how it has been energized with the changes made by Executive Director, Mike Rubino. He emphasized how stream-lined the office has become with only 2 full-time and 2 part-time employees.
The main speaker was 13 year old Elizabeth Kyle whp spoke about her battle with Luekemia and how she was helped by the Beaver County Cancer/Heart Association, a United Way of Beaver County partner agency.
The final remarks were given by Mike Rubino. He announced the goal of $750,000. He asked the group to try to help a little more and to spread the mission of the Beaver County United Way to a friend or co-worker.
Kick-off Breakfast Sponsors
1st Consultants Inc. ~ Good Samaritan Hospice
ABC Associates ~ Larson Design Group
Babs & Tony Rubino ~ Lincoln Learning Solutions
Clearview Federal Credit Union ~ McGuire Memorial Foundation
Community College of Beaver County ~ Michael Rossi – Legislative Candidate
Courtney-Laughlin Frame Studio & Gallery ~ NOVA Chemicals
Deborah A. Breit – Adams ~ Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
Urology Associates of Beaver
United Way Director Mike Rubino on Comcast Newsmakers
2016 United Way Day of Caring Event helps Old Economy Village
This article by David Taube originally appeared in the Beaver County Times.
AMBRIDGE – A state historical site that has undergone staff reductions received some help from more than a dozen volunteers Wednesday.
Old Economy Village in Ambridge, once the home of a religious group known as the Harmonists, was one of several sites visited by volunteers for the United Way of Beaver County’s 25th annual Day of Caring. A crew from different companies from across the county helped paint a blacksmith shop on the 6-acre site, where buildings, artifacts and other items give people a glimpse into the historic society, which settled there in 1824.
“For future generations, I’m glad to work on this project,” Heritage Valley Pediatrics secretary Debby Kroll said while painting the white building. “This is a piece of history that will eventually be gone.”
United Way Executive Director Mike Rubino said 117 people helped for the event at locations including libraries, mental health organizations and health care providers. At Old Economy, the blacksmith shop used to be a carriage house, but now it features a forge. Staff and volunteers are renovating the building to reshingle the roof and make two forges.
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