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On Friday, September 29, 2017, the Herkimer-Madison-Oneida (H-M-O) Counties SEFA committee held its 2017 SEFA Campaign Kick Off and Training. This event marked the start of its annual campaign, conducted from September until the end of December.

This year, the SEFA Campaign Kick Off featured speakers including State Representatives from the local SEFA Committee, Karen Barnes, campaign chair and Mid-State Correctional Facility employee...

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, the Central New York Veteran’s Outreach Center, and representatives from supporters Curtis Lumber, Stone Age Landscaping and The Hartford unveiled the new Veteran’s Garden.

Generously funded by The Hartford employees and various partner’s donations, the garden features raised-bed plots, benches and rain collection systems. Construction of the Veteran’s...

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area kicked off its 96th annual campaign on September 21, 2017 at the thINCubator in Utica today. The campaign kick off marks the start of United Way's annual fundraising effort and gives the organization an opportunity to thank local companies, donors, and volunteers for their generosity and commitment to our community.

Guests including donors, business and community leaders, volunteers, and...

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area’s Board of Directors has approved its 2017–2019 funding allocations – investing $1,343,694 in Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

One in four people in the Valley and Greater Utica area requests help from a United Way funded program every year. These outcome-based funded programs cover a range of economic and geographic sectors, with particular emphasis being given to target low-income, at-risk...

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area has wrapped up its seventh annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. Throughout July and August, residents in Herkimer and Oneida counties donated school supplies. Thank you to the many amazing supporters who generously gave school supplies, backpacks, and donations to help our community’s youth in need return to school prepared to learn.

A special thank you to Berkshire Bank and Central New...

The American Red Cross Disaster Assessment Team and the City of Utica estimate that nearly 500 homes sustained significant damage during the recent flooding and approximately 25 homes appear to be destroyed.

2-1-1 Mid-York, a program of United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, has played a critical role in directing flood victims to available resources and collecting information about unmet needs. From July 1 through July 24, 2...

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area partner Cliff’s Local Market generously hosted community volunteers for the first ever “Cliff’s Pumps United” fundraising event on Wednesday, June 21. Over $1,700 was raised and will benefit United Way’s work funding area programs and services, providing a safety net for our community, and addressing crucial community issues in the impact areas of health, education, and income in the Valley and...