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April 4, 2014

United Way supporters to be honored Thursday

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — NIAGARA FALLS – Several individuals and organizations throughout Niagara County will receive recognition for their commitment to the United Way mission at an upcoming celebration.

United Way of Greater Niagara will host its annual meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday at Seneca Niagara Events Center, 300 Fourth St. Awards will be presented to honorees who supported the United Way over the past year.

The honorees are: R. Thomas Weeks, receiving the Norman Sinclair Humanitarian Award; Ray Roffle, the Think Positive … Think United Way Award; Roberta Fraser from North American Hoganas, the Outstanding Employee Coordinator Award; Marilyn C. Lojek, the Shining Star Award; and Thomas Vogt, Treibacher & USW, the Labor Community Service Award.

Honored organizations are: Washington Mills and United Steelworkers 1-2058, the Caring Cup award; Northpointe Council, the Service Cup award; and the Grigg Lewis Foundation, the President’s Award.

Horizon Award recipients are Confer Plastics, DuPont and its United Steelworkers local, Goodyear and its United Steelworkers local, Niagara Thermal, PolyOne, Occidental Chemical & Niagara Hooker Employees Union, Tops Friendly Markets and its United Food & Commercial Workers local, and Trek Inc.

The United Way of Greater Niagara’s annual report will be distributed at the meeting.

The agency provides and supports numerous programs throughout Niagara County that focus on making the community healthier and stronger. During its 2013 Community Care Campaign, it raised about $1.3 million to support 45 programs provided by 23 community-based agencies.

For more information, call 216-4582 or visit www.uwgn.org.