A COMMUNITY OF CHANGEMAKERS
We’ve improved the lives of more than half a million of our neighbors. With your help, we can do so much more.
OUR IMPACT AREAS
By supporting United Way’s Impact Fund, you help deliver critical assistance and change the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors by meeting basic needs, moving toward financial stability and building success in school and life.
Connecting people at times of crisis with immediate, essential human needs such as shelter, safety and food.
Helping working families and individuals overcome short-term instability and create a path to a more financially secure future.
Addressing disparities in educational opportunities from early childhood through school years and helping young people become successful adults.
If you or someone you know has a need, resource navigators at PA 211 Southwest are here to help, and can connect you with food, housing and rental assistance, utilities relief, and even access to low or no-cost internet service and tech support. Just dial 211 from your phone or text your zip code to 898-211. We know the needs are significant: contacts to PA 211 Southwest have more than doubled from 191,000 in 2019 to nearly 523,000 last year. Want to know more about how PA 211 Southwest works? Get an inside look at how the 211 team works and listen live as our compassionate Resource Navigators answer calls and help connect people to resources. Learn more about the 211 Experience on our website.
Richard Lavrich has dedicated 35 years to supporting United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s goals. Richard is a manager in Regional Processing and oversees the donor online pledge experience, ensuring a seamless process and delivering top-notch customer service. His passion extends beyond the workplace, from coaching hockey and achieving recognition for an undefeated season to his adventurous side as a certified scuba diver, including being a PADI divemaster. His commitment to kids and dogs, community, and diverse interests truly defines Richard as a top-of-the-line team player, making a positive impact everywhere he goes.
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