To the editor:

What a privilege it is to be a partnering agency with the United Way of Putnam County! The funds and participation from the UWPC helps us provide important programs and memberships to the people who need them most but might not have the financial means to take advantage of them. Being part of a community means supporting each other and making the world a better place… and that’s exactly what our Y achieves, thanks to United Way of Putnam County. A full 100 percent of the funds received go directly to programs and services that help build people – a fact we can all be proud to rally around. Without the United Way of Putnam County, the PC YMCA would not be such a positive force throughout our community.

At the Y, we know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y is a place where kids find direction, families come together and people rally to make a difference.

The PCY is only one of many recipients in need of the United Way of Putnam County’s funds. With your help and donations, Putnam County non-profit agencies will continue to receive support. Additionally, when you give to the United Way of Putnam County, you can see just how your United Way contribution is distributed and how much of it actually goes to the charities you support.

Thank you to the United Way of Putnam County and Jeanne for the role you play in enriching the lives of so many Putnam County families and individuals.

Proud to be a Partnering Agency,

Melanie Stokes

Putnam County YMCA