Vince and his wife have lived in Ford City for more than 40 years. He has attended multiple Do-It-Yourself/Money Management Workshops put on by Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal (FCNR), a Funded Partner in United Way’s Neighbourhood Engagement Strategy. Vince was considering leaving his 110-year old home due to the cost of making repairs. Thanks to FCNR, he became aware of some government assistance programs that allowed him to fix his front porch and roof, helping him to remain in his home and stay in the neighbourhood.
Vince has also been involved with making presentations to city council and is passionate about revitalizing the area and staying involved.
“Since the Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal Project, my wife and I now interact and talk with our neighbours on a daily basis, use 311 or 211 for city services, enjoy bringing our grandchildren to events and festivals in the neighbourhood, and take pride in our home that we bought in Ford City,” says Vince.
Last year, 19,659 people were impacted by Neighbourhood Engagement Programs. According to data collected by United Way's partners, people in priority neighbourhoods are also feeling more empowered to make a difference. The number of people who feel their actions can make a difference has grown from 65% to 72% between 2015 and 2018. (Source: United Way Sametrica Data Surveys 2015-2018)
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Last Updated June 8, 2018