United Way of QAC Part of State Wide Utility Assistance Initiative

energyUnited Way of QAC Part of State Wide Utility Assistance Initiative


Below is a link to the announcement as posted on the State of Maryland website.  It was also carried by a number of print  and broadcast media in the state.




  • United Way of  Queen Anne’s County is proud to partner with Governor O’Malley and United Ways across the state to help low-income families who are struggling to keep their homes heated this winter.
  • By visiting www.uwcm.org/winter2014, you can make an online donation to help low-income residents in the Maryland county of your choice who are facing difficulty paying their utility bills this winter.
  • 100% of donations to this emergency utility assistance campaign will go to those in need.


  • Extreme winter weather this year has left many Maryland residents with high energy bills, and for those who are already walking a financial tightrope, any increase in bills can set them over the edge.
  • United Way is an efficient, effective and trusted fundraiser committed to mobilizing the community to improve people’s lives. Helping those in need meet their basic needs is a critical part of United Way’s work.


  • Our colleagues at United Way of Central Maryland established a fundraising platform, www.uwcm.org/winter2014, where online donations can be made. Donors must select a Maryland county to direct their gift to. Local United Ways across the state are managing donations directed toward their regions.


  • This emergency utility assistance campaign was launched by Governor O’Malley on February 24 and will run through April 2014.