Scranton, PA (February, 2019) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Olympia Chimney Supply Company, Inc. As part of that commitment, the Scranton-based company has made a generous donation to help strengthen the United Way’s work to positively impact the education, financial stability and health of everyone in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.
“We were thrilled when the leadership at Olympia Chimney reached out to us to explore ways that we could partner,” noted Gary Drapek, United Way president and CEO. “And we are very grateful to them for embracing our work and helping us serve the people of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties through their generous support of the United Way.”
Olympia Chimney Supply, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of chimney venting systems, liners and accessories. Headquartered in a 225,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Olympia produces over 1 million feet of chimney liner annually.
“Corporate philanthropy and giving back to the community are responsibilities we take seriously,” said Bryan Yourdon, CEO of Olympia Chimney Supply, Inc. “Our commitment to the United Way reflects the shared core values of both organizations and a collective vision to improve the quality of life for everyone who calls Northeastern Pennsylvania home,” he added.
For more information, please contact the United Way at (570) 343-1267 or visit uwlc.net.
About United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
Since 1921, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (UWLWC) has worked with individuals, organizations, foundations and corporate partners to build a healthy, vibrant and caring community in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Together, we fight for a quality education for all area youth that leads to graduation, stable employment and steady, sufficient income to support a family’s economic mobility while enjoying good physical and mental health at all ages—with a solid safety net in times of crisis. Where gaps exist in education, financial stability or health, we distribute funds to programs helping to address the root causes of those issues or create innovative initiatives and develop collaborative partnerships that do. For the 7th consecutive year, UWLWC has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health, accountability and transparency, placing us in the top five percent of charities in the country and number one among United Ways in Pennsylvania. To learn more, please visit www.uwlc.net.
Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of chimney venting systems, liners and accessories. Olympia provides chimney systems for all fuel sources within its Ventis® family of products. Olympia also manufactures a wide variety of chimney liners including Forever Flex™, Premium Forever Flex™, Armor Flex, Hybrid, and Rhino Rigid™. Headquartered in Scranton, Pa., the company has distribution centers strategically located throughout the US. http://www.olympiachimney.com/
Pictured from left: Bryan Yourdon, CEO of Olympia Chimney Supply, Inc. and Gary Drapek, President and CEO of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties meet to discuss the new corporate partnership between the two organizations to help strengthen the United Way's work to positively impact the education, financial stability and health of everyone in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.