United Way of St. Charles announced at their Victory Celebration on Thursday, March 3rd, that they have raised $168,944 more than this time last year. The Victory Celebration, held at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan, announced the accomplishments of United Way of St. Charles' Annual Campaign and recognized companies with success in their workplace campaigns.
United Way of St. Charles is hosting its 20th Annual 5K Under the Bridge Run on Saturday, April 9, 2016, presented by Norco Manufacturing Complex (NMC) and co-presented by Valero St. Charles Refinery. Due to ongoing construction on the Hale Boggs Bridge, this year's race will be under the bridge on the levee jogging path near the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.
On Friday, February 26th United Way of St. Charles volunteers from Dow St. Charles Operations visited the Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center to help remove a storm-damaged shed.
"Volunteering at the Therapeutic Riding Center was a spectacular event for the Dow Acrylics/SPU team. We got to come together as one group, spend time outdoors on a beautiful day, and help out an organization that we all find to be a highly valuable and positive addition to the community," said Lindsey Gray, Dow employee and volunteer.
United Way of St. Charles is offering a limited number of need-based scholarship opportunities to those in need of financial assistance for the St. Charles Parish Parks & Recreation Inclusive Summer Day Camp.