Posted in News on May 17, 2024 United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley celebrates expansion with grand opening in Hancock County

A ribbon cutting took place Friday December 1st at the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau to celebrate the grand opening of The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’s new office in Hancock County.Hancock County Ribbon Cutting

Earlier this year, officials from the Weirton United Way announced plans to formally dissolve its operations for this change.

“We have been in the works with the Weirton United Way for quite some awhile now,” said Staci Stephen, executive director for The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. “That they were looking for someone to help kind of take over the area up here.”

“We can come and serve a bigger area, all of these great causes and serve more people,” Stephen said. “It is just very heartwarming for us.”

Each year there is an annual campaign called, “Raise Here Stays Here.” Donations are vital to the success of The United Way’s mission to support local non-profit agencies that help children who need extra support, the elderly who need assistance, and families who have fallen on hard times.

“That means every penny we raise stays local,” Stephen said. “So, we fundraise and raise money throughout the year that we can support local non-profit agencies throughout the seven counties that we serve.”

Weirton Mayor Harold Miller, Chamber of Commerce President Brenda Mull and several board members of The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley came out to celebrate the expansion.

Hancock County Ribbon Cutting

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley – Hancock County is located at 3539 Main Street in Weirton. They will only be open two days a week to start as they continue to look for new employees.

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About the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley supports Hancock County, Ohio County, Tyler County, Marshall County, Wetzel County, Brooke County in West Virginia, and Belmont County and Monroe County in Ohio. Donating through your local United Way is the best way to reach the most people in need. 

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is an organization that supports nonprofit organizations in our area through annual campaigns, payroll deduction fundraising efforts, and individual donations. These community-minded people combine donations from employees and businesses alike to help assist those who need it most. The support from the annual campaign is then allocated to nonprofit programs through our volunteer allocations panels. We support 40 programs (and counting) in the upper Ohio Valley that tackle the toughest needs in the Ohio Valley. Consider giving to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley today.