UWNYCUnited Way of New York City
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Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York City, said, 'For the past eleven years, through outreach, education and assistance; and with the help of community based organisations, UWNYC has worked diligently to decrease food insecurity and the prevalence of diet -related diseases in New York City.
UWNYC, for example, chose five key problematic areas specific to its surrounding communities, including homelessness, access to health care, education, strengthening nonprofits and economic independence, she said.
In the eight hours after an online donation option to the fund was implemented, 1,100 pledges totaling $113,000 were generated from "foundation giving, family and corporate foundations and even individuals," said Ralph Dickerson, president and CEO of the UWNYC.