Local family’s giving ways admirable, inspirational

A meaningful partnership among the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, a local health care facility and the Muransky family continues to do incredible work for the Mahoning Valley and its most needy.

The efforts of Chris and Ed Muransky, their family and Southwoods Health, combined with the local United Way, have assisted in providing meals for the needy and respite to those who already provide daily service at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Indeed, this response reminds us that so much good still exists here in our community.

“Chris and Ed Muransky don’t want anyone to be without this Christmas,” Bob Hannon, president of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, said recently. “In the midst of this global pandemic, the Muransky family knows how difficult this year has been on nonprofits across the Valley as well as the people they serve. They hope this inspires others to give back this holiday season.”

Each night during Christmas week, United Way and the Muransky family delivered meals from local restaurants for the residents and clients of the mission. The effort was incredible because it not only assisted the area’s most vulnerable, but also assisted area businesses.

Earlier this month, the Muranskys and Southwoods donated $100,000 to the United Way to support this initiative, as well as a food giveaway on Dec. 12. The Saturday of Caring Christmas Food Giveaway helped feed 2,600 people in the Valley.

Indeed, the pandemic has created great difficulties for families everywhere this year, making the amazing work done routinely by United Way and the rescue mission even more challenging. This assistance provided by here is significant and uplifting. These giving efforts should inspire generosity in all of us, not just during the holiday season, but always.

People can donate to the United Way by visiting its website at: https://www.ymvunitedway.org/donation/.



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