The United Way of Merrimack
Valley, a non-profit organization, raises funds to be distributed
to health and human service programs of communities located in
Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. United
Way works closely with local communities and partner agencies
to determine a community's particular needs and where assistance
will be most effective.
Mayor Fiorentini commented
"this is a perfect example of how city government can work
with local agencies to deliver much needed services to our community.
We are thrilled by the willingness and enthusiasm that the UWMV
has brought to this project and I am pleased that Haverhill residents
will once again be able to join this program."
United Way of Merrimack Valley
president Tim Schiavoni commented that their investment in the
Adult Learning Program would leverage Community Block Grant funds
and target a community priority issue: "The United Way's
mission is to create sustained, positive change within the community.
Literacy is a basic competency that enables individuals to lead
productive and satisfying lives. It should be a community-wide
goal for all residents of Haverhill and the Merrimack Valley."
Haverhill Public Library Director
Nancy Rea commented "I am thrilled with this partnership
and that together we are getting back this program for the community."
*Source: City of Haverhill,
Massachusetts Web Site: www.ci.haverhill.ma.us 3-19-04