City of Oswego Supports United Way

OSWEGO, NY – The city of Oswego along with the Oswego Firefighters’ IAFF Local #126 have begun their in-house campaigns in support of United Way.

Ali McGrath (center), interim resource development director for United Way of Greater Oswego County presents representatives from the city of Oswego and Oswego Firefighters’ IAFF Local #126 with certificates of recognition for their in-house campaigns in support of United Way of Greater Oswego County. From left are: Department Chief C Group Jon Chawgo; Jennifer Losurdo of the Oswego City / County Youth Bureau; Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen; McGrath; Oswego Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie; and firefighters Eric Hitchcock and Andy Rockwood.
Ali McGrath (center), interim resource development director for United Way of Greater Oswego County presents representatives from the city of Oswego and Oswego Firefighters’ IAFF Local #126 with certificates of recognition for their in-house campaigns in support of United Way of Greater Oswego County. From left are: Department Chief C Group Jon Chawgo; Jennifer Losurdo of the Oswego City / County Youth Bureau; Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen; McGrath; Oswego Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie; and firefighters Eric Hitchcock and Andy Rockwood.

The United Way’s annual campaign has a tremendous impact on the health and well-being of communities throughout Oswego County.

In addition to hosting Stone Soup Luncheons, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, and its annual children’s book drive; United Way has a positive impact on Oswego County by helping to fund 27 human services programs that provide measurable results that enhance the quality of life in Oswego County.

According to Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler United Way is focusing on three of Oswego County’s most pressing issues…ending hunger, the success of our children and youth, and the overall health and well-being of our communities. The support provided through the in-house campaigns of city of Oswego employees and the members of Oswego Fire Firefighters IAFF Local #126 would go a long way in helping United Way reach its campaign goal.

“The city of Oswego and the Oswego City Fire Department continue to be faithful supporters of United Way. Their in-house campaigns to benefit United Way exemplifies their generosity and concern for those less fortunate not only in the City of Oswego, but throughout our county as well. They understand that their support of United Way is the most effective way for them to have a positive impact on their community. We are proud to count them among our valued partners as we continue our mission of ending hunger, the success of our children and youth, and the overall health and well-being of Oswego County, ” said Trexler.

Interim Resource Development Director for United Way of Greater Oswego County Ali McGrath added that in-house campaigns from businesses and organizations both large and small are always welcome and are the most convenient way for their employees to donate to United Way.

“I’m happy to meet with those interested in developing an in-house campaign for United Way at their convenience.  I’m able to provide the materials they need and assist their campaign coordinator with establishing and conducting a successful in-house campaign,” said McGrath.

For more information on United Way or to establish an in-house campaign in support of United Way, contact McGrath at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org