HONORING UNITED WAY'S 125TH ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                HONORING UNITED WAY'S 125TH ANNIVERSARY

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                          HON. ROBERT A. BRADY

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate 
Pennsylvania's First District Chapter of United Way, in honor of the 
nonprofit's Annual Day of Action and 125th anniversary.
  In 125 years, United Way has become the world's largest privately 
supported nonprofit dedicated to combating social welfare issues in 
cities across the country. The organization now boasts nearly 1,800 
community-based United Way chapters in 41 countries, raising more than 
$5 billion dollars annually. The non profit's efforts have translated 
into a nationwide campaign to create programs that foster healthy 
children, families and communities.
  United Way and its partners are a leading community impact 
organization as they increase public awareness of social welfare issues 
affecting our nation. Dedicated to improving education, income 
stability and healthy lives, the organization has relentlessly 
challenged the system to create better opportunities for all. United 
Way's ability to make connections between individuals and government 
agencies, have made it easier to address the pressing needs of local 
communities.
  Thousands of individuals across the country will participate in 
United Ways Annual Day of Action to advance the common good by creating 
strategies to improve education, income and health. More than 125 years 
later, United Way still honors its original mission that focuses on 
utilizing the resources of local communities to make a difference in 
people's lives.
  I ask that you and my other distinguished colleagues join me in 
honoring the First District Chapter of United Way for their commitment 
to improving the lives of families and communities of millions of 
people in Philadelphia and beyond.

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