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United Way of Lancaster County SurPRIZE Patrol visits Nine Donors

July 17, 2017

Nine lucky investors in United Way of Lancaster County’s 2016-17 campaign were recently visited at their workplaces by the Surprize Patrol from United Way. The nine donors were chosen randomly from nearly 11,000 names, each of whom contributed at least $100 to United Way of Lancaster County’s annual campaign. The incentive prizes won were all donated by local companies to help support the United Way of Lancaster County’s fundraising efforts.

The top prize, $1,000 a month for year, was graciously donated by Armstrong World Industries. The prize was awarded to Carol Landis, a greeter at Lancaster Costco. To read more about Carol’s story, visit

“Armstrong World Industries has a long history of supporting United Way in many ways,” says United Way of Lancaster County President and CEO, Sue Suter. “Through donations and volunteerism, Armstrong World Industries sets the standard in our County to help improve the lives of our neighbors. We are incredibly grateful for their support.”

Other prize giveaway winners are:

  • Sandy Barron of Johnson & Johnson, who won a $10,000 flooring makeover, donated by Armstrong Flooring.
  • Mariann Martin, a Fulton Bank employee at the Ephrata branch, received a $2,500 Visa® Gift Card provided Fulton Bank.
  • Sue Ellen Wallace of Lake Side Classics, East Plant won a $2,500 Go ‘N Bananas family gun center gift package.
  • Brian Sigman, an employee of Arconic, was presented a $2,500 gas card sponsored by Rhoads Energy
  • Lancaster Barnstormers provided four 2018 season tickets, with a value of $2,400. Bob Pozesky of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher was the recipient of this prize.
  • A Hometown Happy Gift Basket, sponsored by Discover Lancaster, was won by Lauren Hathaway of Irex Corporation.
  • Lindy Darwicki, a retiree from The Hershey Company, was the winner of a AAA Central Penn $1,500 travel certificate.
  • Adam Bonanno of BB&T won a painter-for-a-day, donated by Joel’s Painting and Contracting.

About United Way of Lancaster County
For more than 90 years, United Way of Lancaster County has helped make change happen across Lancaster County by providing opportunities for community members to give, advocate, and volunteer. United Way’s Community Impact Fund focuses donor investments that address the underlying causes of the County’s most serious problems and work to achieve four bold goals. By 2025, United Way is marshalling resources so that (1) Every child will enter kindergarten ready to learn, (2) All adults will have the necessary post-secondary credentials they need to get a good job, (3) We will cut Lancaster’s poverty rate in half and (4) Everyone will have a medical home. In addition to offering a 2-1-1 information and referral service, a volunteer center and free tax preparation services for low income workers, United Way fosters collaborations between nonprofit organizations, healthcare providers, schools, faith-based groups, businesses and government. United Way and its supporters create lasting change in Lancaster County, achieving results that no single organization or sector could accomplish alone.