United Way of Bedford County

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PA 211: Get Connected. Get Help.™If you need to connect with resources in your community, but don’t know where to look, 211 is a great place to start. From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free. Our specialists will listen to your needs, and give you information on programs in your community that might be able to help.Visit our 211 website to explore programs available in your community by categories such as expenses, housing, and food, or to learn more about how we can help.

2021 Campaign

United Way of Bedford County will kick off its Annual Campaign, Wednesday September 9, 2020. The kick off is to announce the start of the fundraising campaign and our goal for the year. The campaign goal has been set at $150,000. Our campaign progress will be measured on our campaign board located outside of the Bedford post office. The campaign board, an Apple Tree will feature the “fruits” of UW donations, represented by red apples, each apple is descriptive of services and/or programs offered to Bedford County residents by the local United Way’s 14 Community Partner non-profit agencies.

This design highlights the work of our partner agencies, who provide support to hundreds of county residents; young, old and in between. Each green leaf on the tree will represent $2500 in donations, donations producing “fruit,” or services provided by county agencies.  We wanted the focus to be the fruits of campaign donations, not a focus on dollar amounts.   Of course, as the tree becomes greener, more funds will be available to ensure a fruitful harvest, a harvest that translates to continued or increased agency support.  The campaign or “growing season” continues through May 2021.

Click here to download the 2021 Campaign Form

Shop with a Cop

Bedford County Shop With A Cop (SWAC) is a memorable relationship building experience between local law enforcement and the children of Bedford County.  SWAC provides nominated Bedford County children, who were victims of crime or other unfortunate circumstances, with an opportunity to be paired with local law enforcement to shop for themselves and family members during the Christmas season.
Bedford County SWAC is partnered with Your Safe Haven, Inc, Altoona First Savings Bank and United Way of Bedford County, a non-profit 501 (c) (3).

As a new program, operating for the first time this year, we are asking you, as a member of our community to assist us in achieving our goal of raising $3,000 to take 30 Bedford County children shopping this Christmas season at our local Wal-Mart Store.
100% of donations received goes to help our local Bedford County children form a very special bond with law enforcement, while also having the opportunity to have a very special Christmas.  Please consider being a sponsor of our event and help to create a lasting memory for these children.  

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Our impact

We serve non-profit agencies for the greater benefit of the Bedford County community. Our focus is on Health, Education and Financial Stability of the community.

Our 14 Community Partner non-profit agencies provide many essential and worthwhile services and programs to Bedford County residents - young, old and in-between.


Financial Stability
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How you can get involved

You can help serve your community in many different ways. Get involved by signing up to volunteer or make a donation today!