The Unity Campaign for Frederick County

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Connie Graf

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The Emergency Assistance Program helps Frederick County Residents provide necessary vet care to their pets. For so many us, pets are our family! Too often individuals must watch their pets suffer due to a lack of funds. FCHS helps these people help their pets receive the vet care they need.   Last year, FCHS assisted 281 pets with this program alone. This year, the need is even greater. With your help we will be able to continue this important program, helping keep people and their pets together!

Mission - FCHS advocates for animal welfare in the community and provides affordable services, resources and programs to help responsible pet owners keep their pets healthy, happy and in life-long homes.

 

Unity Funds -   The Frederick County Humane Society’s (FCHS) Emergency Assistance Program provides needed financial assistance when a pet is facing an illness or possible medical emergency and the family is unable to afford those costs without help. This program provides funding to help pay for emergency care, with the payments going directly to the vet.

   According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 67% of Americans own pets. Other studies put that percentage even higher. The fact is more Americans own pets than those who don't. The ALICE Survival budget doesn't include owning a pet, yet those with financial difficulties are often the ones who get the most joy from having a furry friend.

   These Frederick County residents love their pets; they consider their pets to be family members. Unfortunately, most people/families with limited financial abilities aren't able to save money for an unexpected pet emergency. They need to make the choice of going into further debt to pay for emergency care for their pet. When they can’t afford the necessary care, they might have to face the loss of their furry family member. That loss can cause health and mental issues for the humans making the decision of ‘how much a pet is worth’ or being forced to allow their pet to die.

   Numerous studies have shown pets have positive health impacts on people. From lowering the chance at heart disease to calming anxiety, the effects are wide-ranging and long-lasting. Some studies show that children who grew up with pets have fewer allergies as they get older. Others show a positive impact on the social interactions of people with social and anxiety disorders. Yet others show that people who own pets are generally healthier than those who don’t.

Working with United Way’s Unity Campaign will help FCHS raise funds for this important program while providing connections with other nonprofits and community members. It will also help FCHS share information on this (and other) programs that benefit community members.

The Unity Campaign supports the over one in three households in Frederick County that struggle to afford basic human necessities! Together, we can make a difference!

The Unity Campaign is a collaborative project between nonprofit partners, sponsors, and the greater Frederick community to support our most vulnerable neighbors by giving to a nonprofit organization of their choice during the 12 Days of Giving from September 11th through September 22nd. 

Last year we were able to raise over $500,000, but this year we setting our goals higher to raise $525,000 for 33 local nonprofit organizations!

**To make an offline donation (cash or check) scroll down to the bottom of this page and download the "Offline Donation Form" to learn more.**

Incentive Match Sponsors

Through the generosity of our Incentive Match sponsors, 100% of your contribution goes directly to the designated Nonprofit. In addition, your individual gift is boosted because a portion of your donation is matched by the sponsors.

In-Kind Sponsors
The Frederick News-Post 
Manning Media, Inc.

Forefront Digital Media

WFRE/WFMD

Sass Magazine



About United Way of Frederick County

For over 80 years, United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) has been fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Frederick County community. In 2017, United Way produced the ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) Report, which identifies that approximately one out of every three households can no longer afford to live in Frederick County. UWFC’s investments and programs are aligned to support and increase the financial stability of ALICE households.

To learn more about United Way and how you can get involved, please visit UnitedWayFrederick.org.

Incentive Match Sponsors
Through the generosity of our Incentive Match sponsors, 100% of your contribution goes directly to the designated Nonprofit. In addition, your individual gift is boosted because a portion of your donation is matched by the sponsors.

In-Kind Sponsors
The Frederick News-Post 
Manning Media, Inc.

Forefront Digital Media

WFRE/WFMD

Sass Magazine

 

If you would like to give your donation via cash or check, please fill out this form and bring or mail your donation to United Way of Frederick County at 629 N. Market St. in Frederick. 

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