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United Way of Franklin Co. hopes to raise $720,000

Therapeutic Riding Center instructor chosen for Cindy Hawbaker Memorial Award

September 15, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH
  • Susan Rotz, left, from the Franklin County (Pa.) Therapeutic Riding Center accepts the Cindy Hawbaker Memorial Award on Wednesday. Presented by Amy Hicks, executive director of the United Way of Franklin County, the award recognizes people who dedicate their lives to helping others.
Jennifer Fitch, Staff Writer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The United Way of Franklin County officially kicked off its 2010 campaign Wednesday during an event that served to announce the $720,000 goal and recognize volunteers.

Amy Hicks, executive director of the United Way of Franklin County, announced that Susan Rotz from the Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Center was chosen as this year's recipient of the Cindy Hawbaker Memorial Award for community service. Hicks described Rotz as an "instructor, respected voice" at the center, seeking to keep horses, students, volunteers and families happy.

Campaign Chairwoman Nina Gillespie talked about the 35 programs aided by United Way of Franklin County. They address needs like education, access to health care and financial stability, she said.

"People from all over our county have been part of a 68-year history of United Way in Franklin County," Gillespie said.

United Way connects organizations' missions and provides shared communication, Gillespie said. United Way requires solid governance and financial accountability, she said.

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"To 'Live United' is to understand all of us are interconnected," she said.

The United Way of Franklin County works with nonprofit organizations such as Waynesboro Area Human Services Council, Franklin County Legal Services and the Franklin County Homeless Shelter.

The importance of financially supporting United Way is even greater with high unemployment and an increased amount of requests for help, Gillespie said.

"Thousands of people in the Franklin County community are touched each year by organizations that reach out a hand to help," she said.

For more information about United Way of Franklin County, or to get involved with the campaign, call 717-262-0015 or visit http://www.uwfcpa.org.

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