09 - 06 - 2011 AmeriCorps VISTA Member joins local United Way team
Susan Smith, a Lewistown resident, has taken the AmeriCorps oath of service to help eradicate poverty in central PA. As a VISTA, or Volunteer In Service To America, Susan will serve in the community, volunteering her services to help those in need. Susan will oversee the continuation of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, encouraging the use of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Susan will be assisting with the 14th annual United Way Day of Caring in 2011. Another goal during Susan's term will be to expand Bridges out of Poverty, which provide employers, community organizations, social-service agencies, & individuals strategies to address poverty in a comprehensive manner.