San Bernardino, CA, January 10, 2012 – Arrowhead United Way (AUW) received a $15,000 corporate gift from Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to help fund critical programs in the local community. AUW and BNSF are longtime partners and have a strong working relationship. Kenneth Johnson currently serves on the Board of Directors of AUW, as have other BNSF employees for many years. This contribution goes above and beyond the campaign dollars that are raised on an annual basis through BNSF employees.
AUW will use the gift to fund programs to assist the local area’s underserved population in education, income, and health. The education programs improve access to education and promote academic success. The income programs bring financial stability by assisting with basic needs, job placement programs, and financial education. The health programs increase awareness about health risks, improve access to healthcare, and encourage healthy behavior.
AUW is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services by focusing on education, income, and health. These services address the underlying causes of the community’s issues and create lasting change. The organization was established in 1891 and is led by prominent respected community leaders; it is one of the oldest United Ways in the country. AUW encourages individuals to become more involved in the community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. For more information about how to become involved with AUW, please call (909) 884-9441 or visit www.ArrowheadUnitedWay.org.