Mechanicville, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
The United Way of the Greater Capital Region has awarded DeCrescente Distributing Company the Community Care Impact Award. This award is given annually to the organization that has contributed most significantly to United Way's Community Care Fund.
“It is an honor for DeCrescente Distributing Company to be recognized by United Way,” said C.J. DeCrescente, president of DeCrescente Distributing Company. “Their programs create opportunities for better lives for all those living in the Capital Region and across the United States.”
The Community Care Fund is a pool of donor dollars that United Way invests in a network of top-performing local human service programs. These programs are selected strategically based on their ability to achieve measurable impact, which includes changing lives and improving the communities we live in.
"United Way is extremely grateful to DeCrescente Distributing Company for its generosity and commitment to the Greater Capital Region,” said Brian Hassett, president and CEO of United Way of the Greater Capital Region. “Our community is a stronger, healthier and better place for everyone when our neighbors get help in their time of need.”
Last year, contributions to the Community Care Fund totaled $1.75 million and were invested in 96 programs at 56 local agencies. These agencies are hand selected by trained volunteers who represent a cross section of the community and who have a vested interest in making the community better for all.
More specifically, programs are chosen based on how effectively they address priority issues in the areas of basic needs, education, income, and health. Research and experience show that these four areas are the building blocks for a good life and a strong community.
For more information about United Way of the Capital Region, please visit http://www.unitedwaygcr.org.
About DeCrescente Distributing Company
DeCrescente Distributing Company services a distribution territory that includes 11 counties spanning 7,500 square miles in eastern New York. Employing more than 375 employees DDC successfully warehouses, sells, delivers and merchandises over 10 million cases of beverage products annually, including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, to over 3,000 customers. For more information on the 65 year-old, family-owned and operated company, visit http://www.decrescente.com.