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United way promotes services in Petersburg, region

United Way of Southeast Alaska is in the midst of its fall fundraising campaign and officials with the prominent, charitable organization visited Petersburg last week to promote the work of their many partner agencies and organizations including REACH Alaska. With offices in Juneau, Petersburg and Haines, REACH assists children and adults with developmental disabilities. Other United Way partners help people in need of child care and parenting assistance as well as food, housing, or medical care. Still other partners are focused on youth services, seniors, veterans, legal aid, domestic violence, substance abuse and more.

Matt Lichtenstein took the opportunity talk with United Way of Southeast CEO Wayne Stevens, Reach Executive Director Millie Ryan, and Megan Litster, Reach Family Services coordinator in Petersburg.

For mobile-friendly, downloadable audio, click here.

United way has set up a free and confidential help line for people in need of help with a variety of issues. Callers just dial 211 for referrals to service organizations and agencies in their town. They can also find help on the web at alaska211.org.

Anyone interested in contributing to United Way or becoming a partner can find out more at unitedwayseak.org

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