MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - United Way organizations located in counties with large commuter populations will provide train riders easy access to their local campaigns by bringing campaigns to rail stations along the route. The United Ways of Berkeley and Morgan counties and Jefferson County will join the United Way of Frederick County and the United Way of Montgomery County for a day at the stations, Wednesday, Sept. 24 beginning with the 5:30 a.m. train that originates in Martinsburg, organization officials announced.
Available statistics indicated that 40 to 50 percent of the work forces in Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson and Frederick counties commute outside their residential areas to work, most to the Washington, D.C., metro area.
United Way officials jointly determined to conduct this activity as available information indicates that people are unaware they have an option to designate the contributions given at work back to their home counties. The event will emphasize the United Way's support agencies and programs that directly enhance the quality of life in the area.