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Thursday, November 5, 2020
The Maryland United Ways 2020 ALICE Report finds that 39 percent of state residents, and 46 percent of Lower Shore residents, can’t make ends meet. Number is now clearly higher due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [To read a copy of the report and find Lower Shore county-by-county data on the size and...
Monday, October 26, 2020
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently held the Together We LIVE UNITED Virtual Campaign Kickoff to launch the 2020-2021 campaign season. The inspiring event took on a virtual format to keep staff and attendees safe during the pandemic, and was broadcast live via Facebook and YouTube thanks...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
In 2012, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) began their partnership with the Dolly Parton Foundation to offer the Imagination Library™ program, a service that provides any local child the opportunity to receive one free book a month delivered by mail to their home, from birth until...
Thursday, April 23, 2020
 (April 20, 2020 – Salisbury, MD) First Shore Federal is contributing $10,000 to help the nonprofit organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore that are impacted by COVID-19. Funds will be split, with $5,000 going to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s LIVE UNITED Response Fund and the remaining $...
Monday, April 6, 2020
The Richard A. Henson Foundation is contributing $250,000 to assist Lower Shore nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 to relief funds created by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Funding will be shared between the two organizations with each...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Launches COVID-19 LIVE UNITED Response Fund United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) has launched a COVID-19 Resource page and LIVE UNITED Response Fund (www.uwles.org/COVID19) to bring the community together amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which is creating...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
-          4th Annual Dine & Stay United Raises $54,000 for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore -   This year marked the 4th Annual Dine & Stay United program, where restaurants and hotels in Ocean City help raise funds for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES).  Participating...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently held the 75th Anniversary Campaign Kickoff luncheon to launch the 2019-2020 campaign.   Hosted by Salisbury University, the event brought together over 230 business and community leaders to hear about the impact that UWLES has made over the last 75...
Friday, June 7, 2019
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, June 6, 2019) – United Way Worldwide (UWW) today announced that Perdue Farms is a new partner in its Global Corporate Leadership (GCL) Program. “United Way Worldwide is honored to partner with Perdue Farms,” said Brian Gallagher, UWW President and CEO. “We share a...
Monday, December 17, 2018
The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) Executive Board of Directors has unanimously selected Pamela Gregory as the new President & Chief Executive Officer for the agency. Gregory, an 8-year veteran of the UWLES, has been an integral part of the agency’s success serving in various...

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