United Way joins forces

The United Way is joining forces across the Okanagan.

Vernon-based Executive Director Linda Yule will retire in 2019 which prompted the decision to streamline United Way operations in the Okanagan and North Okanagan/Shuswap.

Board Chair Sinead Scanlon says all Okanagan boards remain committed to the principle that funds raised locally, stay local.

The merger will also create opportunities to respond to community issues that are common across the region such as homelessness, mental health and poverty.

Helen Jackman, Executive Director, United Way CSO will take the lead moving forward.