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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
UWLES Launches Summer 2021 Dine Stay & Play United   United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), in partnership with the Ocean City Hotel, Motel, Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) is looking forward to welcoming back guests and visitors for the 2021 summer season!  UWLES is excited to offer...
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Maryland’s COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Saves Over 21,500 Jobs, Helps Nearly 1,300 Small Businesses Over $31 Million Invested into State’s EconomyAll 24 Jurisdictions Across Diverse Industry Sectors Receive Relief ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  It’s fair to say that 2020 and the first month of 2021 have been a time of division.  We have been divided in our choices of political candidates, divided in our approaches to equality, divided over whether or not to use masks and divided on being vaccinated. We have even been divided from one...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  UWLES’ Emerging Leaders had two major volunteer projects this past holiday season. First, they partnered with the nursing staff at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional to provide 24 families in Wicomico and Worcester Counties with a turkey for Thanksgiving, a basket full of side dishes, and pies for...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  On Saturday, December 5, UWLES hosted Home for the Holidays: A Livestream Community Event raising over $68,000 to support UWLES and our local nonprofit partners. This new virtual event, hosted by Pam Gregory, President & CEO of UWLES and Randy Scott of Froggy 99.9’s Whiskey & Randy show...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  The annual campaign has taken on a new look and feel but carries the same mission as every year before: To create and enhance opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in Education, Financial Stability and Health for all. Donors from all over, who give directly or through their...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    So many of us start the new year with a “to do” list of resolutions – getting organized, cleaning out files, making that appointment with your attorney to start the process of making a will.  UWLES cannot help you clean out your files, or help you get organized, but we can help you start the...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  It may not surprise UWLES supporters that many Lower Shore households are struggling to make ends meet, but they will find plenty to reflect upon in the new Maryland ALICE Report and Maryland Benefits Cliff Study, released in 2020. These reports provide detailed data regarding the impacts of...
Thursday, January 14, 2021
On Saturday, December 5th, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore held their Home for the Holidays Live Stream Community Event. This year, due to the pandemic, UWLES was unable to host their annual Holiday Ball event at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort in Cambridge, and created a new ...
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...

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