Local United Way and Walmart are teaming up to help community

1/12/21 - RICK KAZMER - United Way of the Laurel Highlands

The United Way of the Laurel Highlands and Walmart are partnering to provide food, education and shelter to community members in Somerset and Cambria counties. The national retail chain is holding a “Round-Up And Donate Campaign” through Jan. 29. As part of the effort, customers can add a donation to United Way during checkout when they make a purchase through Walmart.com or on the Walmart app. The money will be targeted to local efforts using the customer’s ZIP code on their credit card.

The campaign comes at a crucial time for local charitable efforts, which will bring food, education and shelter to parts of the community that need it most. “Contributions . . . enable us to reach more than 49,000 residents of Cambria and Somerset counties each year,” United Way of the Laurel Highlands President and CEO Karen Struble Myers said. “As we navigate the continuing impacts of COVID, the United Way is here to help feed those facing food insecurity; to prepare children for success in school, work and life; and to connect those in financial distress with resources to pay bills and stay in their homes.”

Contributions made through the Walmart partnership will help to set the tone for recovery in 2021. “Now, more than ever, we need your investment to do what we do best in the aftermath of disasters,” Struble Myers said.

For more information, call United Way of the Laurel Highlands at 814-535-2563.