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Slow Start For CDF
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Slow Start For CDF

Susquehanna County - The Susquehanna County Charities Distribution Fund (CDF), operating as an affiliate of the United Way for the first time, reports a slow start for its 2002 annual campaign. One month into the campaign and it has met only 5% of its targeted goal of $100,000. This is the first year the CDF is running an annual campaign with Shirley Masters of Kingsley as cabinet chairperson. Shirley and her cabinet of some 20 volunteers are seeking contributions for member agencies from residents, small businesses, corporations, and others. They also solicit payroll deduction contributions from County residents employed at businesses, governments, and agencies from throughout the region. There are 14 agencies served by the CDF United Way this year, and next year the number is expect to increase to 19. Since 1961 the CDF has delivered over a million dollars to nonprofit agencies in Susquehanna County and agencies are funded only for the services provided to Susquehanna County residents. Joe Burke, Volunteer President of the CDF, announced last month that this would be the first time the CDF United Way has been able to turn to the school districts for support. So far Montrose, Mountain View, Blue Ridge, and Susquehanna School Districts have joined the cause. Burke also reported that federal, state, county and local governments are now participating. The campaign started on September 3 and ends December 31. The CDF can be contacted to schedule a speaker for your organization to learn more about the CDF United Way program. To make a contribution or for more information, contact: CDF United Way, 36 Lake Ave, Montrose, PA 18801, (570) 278-3800, or email

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Thank You All

We wish to thank our family, friends and co-workers for the many ways you have expressed your concern for Marty Kelly and his family since his accident. Special thanks to the quarry men at the scene, Dr. P. Patel and nurses Sandy Pickering and Barb Lake. Their immediate care and quick decision to send Marty to the burn center at Lehigh Valley Hospital saved his life.

The Family of Marty Kelly

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