Non-profit group United Way lacks funding for new building

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The United Way Monterey County nonprofit group is fast approaching its deadline to raise funds to purchase a new building. United Way needs $281,000 to reach a goal of $400,000. Taylor Farms will match the amount of money raised and cover the overall cost of $7 million. United Way recently merged its Salinas and Monterey offices under one roof in downtown Salinas. While the building is currently rented, the nonprofit hopes to own it. The new home base serves as a community impact center that allows the nonprofit to take on more clients and expand its operations. The center will house all the services of the association and other small local associations. The center has two addresses: 247 Main St. and 236 Monterey St. United Way is best known for its 211 speed dial service. Since its launch in 2009, the line has connected more than 150,000 residents to community resources to help food and housing insecurity. It also runs a rental and emergency utility assistance program, an affordable housing initiative, and the Stuff the Bus program, which provides school supplies to students. facing homelessness. “Knowing that we have $281,000 to spend, we have some big requests to make. I know we’ve already had a generous turnout, and so we just want to spread the word that we’re coming to an end and to help us cross the finish line,” said President and CEO Katy Castagna.

The United Way Monterey County nonprofit group is fast approaching its deadline to raise funds to purchase a new building.

United Way needs $281,000 to reach a goal of $400,000.

Taylor Farms will match the amount of money raised and cover the overall cost of $7 million.

United Way recently merged its Salinas and Monterey offices under one roof in downtown Salinas. While the building is currently rented, the nonprofit hopes to own it.

The new home base serves as a community impact center that allows the nonprofit to take on more clients and expand its operations. The center will house all the services of the association and other small local associations.

The center has two addresses: 247 Main St. and 236 Monterey St.

United Way is best known for its 211 speed dial service. Since its launch in 2009, the line has connected more than 150,000 residents to community resources to help address food and housing insecurity.

It also runs a rental and emergency utility assistance program, an affordable housing initiative, and the Stuff the Bus program, which provides school supplies to homeless students.

“Knowing that we have $281,000 to make, we have big demands. I know we’ve already had a generous turnout, and so we just want to let people know we’re coming to an end and help get us across the finish line” , said the president and CEO, Katy Castagna.

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