United Way To Recognize Volunteers At Annual Meeting

OSWEGO, NY – When it comes to appreciating the importance of volunteering, no one understands it better than the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the United Way and play a major role in success of many of the United Way’s initiatives and its annual campaign.

On March 17, as part of the United Way’s Annual Meeting, it will pay tribute to its many volunteers.

“We truly value our volunteers. Without them we would not have been able to maintain the many partnerships and collaborations that we have established over the years. Whether is assisting us with the Success By 6 Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, the Needs Assessment Committee, serving as Campaign Coordinators for our Annual Campaign, helping out at our Stone Soup Luncheons, or serving on our Community Investment Committee, the time and effort that we receive from our volunteers is essential in allowing us to continue our mission of building a stronger, healthier community. We are proud of our volunteers and I look forward to honoring them at our annual meeting,” said Melanie Trexler, executive director.

One of the highlights of the event will be presentation by keynote speaker, Dave Sanderson, one of the survivors from the icy river crash of US Airways Flight 1549.

Sanderson will share his story of how he and the other 154 people on the place survived their terrifying ordeal in the Hudson River.

His appearance is the result of a collaboration between the United Way and the Onondaga-Oswego Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Sponsored by Alliance Bank, the United Way’s annual meeting will be held March 17 at 8 a.m. at the American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St.

In addition to honoring the United Way volunteers, Trexler stated that the program will also recognize the exceptional individuals and businesses whose efforts help support the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Campaign and the work of the United Way’s member agencies.

The United Way’s annual meeting is open to the public.

The cost to attend is $15 per person and includes a complete breakfast.

For more information or to make reservations, call 593-1900 or e-mail [email protected] no later than March 12.