July 24, 2013
Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
Keri Albright, CEO
335 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Dear Ms. Albright,
We write to commend The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, under your leadership, for its courage, compassion and advocacy for the many diverse groups in this area. We are particularly citing the article that appeared in The Daily Item dated June 19, 2013, Boy Scouts and The United Way’s Response To Funding Cuts, with its eloquent statement, “When we think about the kids who have been alienated by policies, it’s just not something the United Way wants to associate with or support.” We thank you and your organization for taking a stand against blatant discrimination faced by gay individuals in our community.
We admire the United Way’s focus on education, income and health. Your organization looks to create a better life for all, with an appreciation for the diversity of the human experience. The Community Alliance for Respect and Equality (CARE) shares The United Way’s goal of educating the community to embrace diversity and reduce discrimination through respect and equality for all (http://www.care4diversity.org/).
Once again, we extend our gratitude to you and your organization for such an outstanding act of principled decision making about resource distribution in the community. The world benefits from leaders like you who stand up against social injustice. Thank you!
CARE Steering Committee Members