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Wayne County Division is chaired by Gary Beilman, The Dime Bank; Lew Critelli, Wayne Bank and Luke Woodmansee, The Honesdale National BankThe 2016 United Way Wayne County Campaign is being chaired by Gary Beilman, The Dime Bank; Lewis Critelli, Wayne Bank and Luke Woodmansee, The Honesdale National Bank.

We are honored to serve as Co-Chairs for the Wayne County Division of the United Way Campaign. As always it has really been an eye-opening experience. 

The United Way is committed to investing in the programs and services that make a difference for everyone who calls Wayne County home. During the past 10 years, more than $500,000 has been distributed to more than a dozen organizations providing these important programs to Wayne County. During the same decade, the overall impact of the United Way in Wayne county is over $1 million.

It is truly amazing how many ways your gift helps the people of Wayne County every day.  Please consider the following examples:

  • Emergency fuel assistance was provided to 50 families, while eight families received assistance for rent and food from Catholic Social Services.
  • Wayne County Area Agency on Aging was able to provide heating/cooling systems and mobility solutions for 34 older adults.
  • Because of United Way funding, 3,248 toddlers and preschoolers were able to attend early literacy programs at the Wayne County Public Library, while an additional 1,969 attended through staff outreach at child and preschool centers.
  • Approximately 1,560 households received fresh fruit and vegetables fromt he Wayne County Food Pantry to go along with their meals.
  • Victims' Intervention Program provided almost 900 hours of crisis and counseling services in schools to over 110 children.
  • United Way grant money helped improve the safety of over 15,000 people protected by the Honesdale Fire Department with the purchase of safe and effective tools for the department to operate.
  • An upgrade to their automated external defibrillator funded by the United Way provided a safe environment for the 2,100 community members of the Wayne County YMCA.

Wayne County Giving PartnersFor every family sitting down to a warm meal, every senior whose home is heated through the cold winter, every child actively engaged in learning, every person with special physical or mental challenges enjoying a good quality of life, every family making ends meet instead of struggling to cope, your gift will make a difference.  We believe in the United Way, and we know your contribution will make a lasting and life-changing impact. That's why we're asking you to join us and pledge your support of the United Way in Wayne County today. If you have given in the past, we sincerely thank you and ask that you consider an increase in your gift.  If you have not given, please join us in this vitally important pursuit. Together we will create a stronger and healthier community for everyone.


Gary Beilman Lewis Critelli Luke Woodmansee
Gary Beilman Lewis Critelli Luke Woodmansee
The Dime Bank Wayne Bank The Honesdale National Bank

Wayne County Division Co-Chairs

P.S.   For more information on how you can support this groundbreaking endeavor, contact the United Way at 570.343.1267 x241 or via email.

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties | 615 Jefferson Avenue | PO Box 526 | Scranton, PA 18501-0526 |
tel 570.343.1267 | fax 570.969.2977
Wayne County Mailing Address | PO Box 328 | Waymart, PA 18472
2016-18 United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties