June 10, 2016 — Glens Falls City School District has won the Tri-County United Way Helping Hand Award for the eleventh year in a row, raising more money per capita than any other school district. Superintendent Paul Jenkins accepted the award on behalf of the district at a breakfast on May 3, 2016.
Volunteers said the number of people who need assistance through the Tri-County United Way continues to grow. “The typical $4 pledge per paycheck will provide seven days’ worth of food for four families or 25 medical transportations for isolated seniors,” said district coordinator Elizabeth Strader, in a message to staff thanking everyone for supporting the effort. “We also won a Community Impact Award,” Mrs. Strader continued. “This is truly a testament of our commitment to this community. We make an amazing team.”
The Glens Falls City School District staff was commended for being “a caring and committed group of individuals working together to make our community a better place.”