Published on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Alexis A. Goring, Special to The Sentinel
Representatives from the United Way of the National Capital Area gathered in the Media Room of the Prince George’s County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro on March 27 to present a ceremonial check of $152,316 to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.
“United Way is giving out money today but yesterday, we gave out community grants from the County Executive’s Office and combining these two grants are going to fill the gap to meet most of the needs in Prince George’s County because government cannot do it alone,” said County Executive Rushern Baker. “Certainly, we’re all going through economic hard times. But the private sector working with the government and coming together with great organization makes it happen.”
United Way of the National Capital Area awarded 14 grants totaling $152,316 to member organizations serving Prince George’s County. The check was presented to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and Council Chair Jamel Franklin (District 9) with Council Members Mary Lehman (District 1) and Obie Patterson (District 8) present. According to a press release, the funds came through designations to the Prince George’s County Community Impact Fund in United Way NCA’s annual workplace giving campaign. Each of the grants directly addresses programs that fall within United Way NCA’s focus areas of education, financial stability and health. Read More