Wicomico County Board of Education Employees Raise $53K for United Way

April 1, 2016 (Salisbury, MD) -- Wicomico County Board of Education employees presented a check to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore in the amount of $53,026 for the 2015 campaign year. With 915 employees contributing, the school system’s annual campaign raised $10,000 more than last year, and included three schools and four departments with 100% participation.

The impact of this generous contribution would provide 3,588 meals and a friendly check-in for local homebound seniors, 4 terminally ill patients with 4 days of hospice care and 600 children’s books through United Way’s Imagination Library Literacy Program.

Mark Thompson, the school system’s overall United Way campaign coordinator shared, ““This has been an amazing year for the Wicomico County Board of Education’s United Way Campaign.  Our theme was ‘LIVE UNITED: Make it Personal’… and make it personal we did! When you consider all that you have and what others are lacking, you know that sitting on the sidelines is not an option! We got in the game and provided much needed funds to members in our community.  We will LIVE UNITED all year long!”

(Left to Right) Wicomico County Board of Education Employees Cindy Clutter, Jeanne Underwood, Jesse Reid, Joyce Phillips, Mark Thompson and Kris Huntington present a $53,026 check of employee campaign donations to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.