Media Contact

Kristen Rotz
President of United Way of Pennsylvania

krotz@uwp.org
(717) 238-7365 x201
(717) 448-1663


Latest Press Releases

February 11, 2021
Record-Breaking Numbers of Pennsylvanians Turned to PA 211 Network for Help in 2020
Harrisburg, PA – On February 11, PA 211 Day, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network are celebrating the ability to connect from hello to help for more than 430,000 individuals who sought help via phone, text, or web search, and re-committing to be there for Pennsylvanians as our state...
January 26, 2021
Record Number of ALICE Families Struggled to Afford Household Essentials as COVID-19 Hit
These families have little to no savings and are most concerned about their ability to afford housing costs Before COVID-19 hit, almost 1.4 million Pennsylvania households were already one emergency away from financial ruin — a 10-year record high — setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the...
August 18, 2020
United Way Survey Seeks to Understand Pandemic Impacts on Pennsylvania Families
Harrisburg, PA— United Way of Pennsylvania is conducting a COVID-19 Impact Survey to assess the financial and household burdens that the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused on our state’s families. This short confidential survey asks Pennsylvania families about their experience with finances, housing and utilities, child care, food accessibility, transportation and...
April 1, 2020
PA 211 and United Way Launch Texting Campaign to deliver vetted information to Pennsylvanians
United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on COVID-19. The campaign includes fraud prevention tips, information to help people access individual payments from the federal stimulus, and statewide resources to help households struggling with a...
March 27, 2020
PA 211 and United Way: Here for Pennsylvania Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on Coronavirus and resources to help households struggling with a loss of income. This is in addition to live-answer text and call services by PA 211, and local...
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