Reg Worthington and James Baron of the United Way of Pike County presented a $4,000 check to Liz Torkildsen the Director of the Pike County Developmental Center. The funds will be used for the continued support of adults with disabilities and will help the Center provide their clients an opportunity at achieving their life's purpose through education, vocational training, social interaction and life skills instruction.
Through the United Way, PCDC Director Liz Torkildsen said PCDC participants benefit from because of the community support. PCDC services, she said are designed to provide clients with a foundation of confidence through the structure and guidance of programs that help people achieve personal goals as productive members of society. Currently the 22 PCDC clients volunteer in community organization activities, work part time at vocational training centers and several have moved on to competitive community employment. The funds the Center receives from the United Way, Torkildsen said are, " critical to providing these services."
Jim Baron, Esquire and UWPC Treasurer said United Way contributors and volunteers, realize the need to rise to the challenge and make a difference in life where it is needed most.
Giving to the United Way, he said, is the best way to change lives and help shape the community because of donations that go to organizes like PCDC that provide services to people.
For more information about the United Way of Pike County or upcoming events call (570) 296-
9980, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.unitedwaypike.org., www.PikePaHelp.org.