Thanks to a gift from an unnamed donor, the United Way of Bucks County recently was able to renovate their headquarters on Hood Boulevard in Falls Township.
The renovation of the nearly 50-year-old building is part of the United Way's on-going mission to be a "resource for other non-profits," Jamie Haddon, executive director of the county's United Way, said.
Just weeks ago, dark wood panels covered the walls of the "dark and gloomy" one-story building where a full-time staff of 8 and countless volunteers work and meet, Haddon said.
Due to a well thought-out strategy, the building was able to be renovated in less than 3 weeks, Haddon said.
In spaces where empty filing cabinets sat, three community meeting rooms are now available along with improved work spaces for the United Way staff.
"What a beautiful transformation," said Jay McDonald of Today Inc. Rehab Treatment Center as he toured the brick-faced struture Friday. "The building really looks great."
Haddon also spearheaded the organization's opening of an office in Doylestown. The office, based in the Central Bucks Ambulance Squad building, serves the Central and Upper Bucks County region.
The CEO has also worked to make the United Way of Bucks County more active on social media. The social media work is in an effort to grow the non-profit's reach in the county, Haddon told Patch.