Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region.

The Foundation's board of directors recently approved nearly $122,000 in contributions that will be shared by 14 United Ways across BCNEPA's 13-county service area.

As part of that contribution, the Greater Weatherly Area Community Chest and United Way of Carbon County each received $1,000 targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Carbon County residents.

"Many people across our service area are feeling the strain of the economy," said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation. "We are privileged to have the resources to help improve lives and change the community conditions that affect our region's most vulnerable residents."

"We are proud to partner with The Blue Ribbon Foundation," said Sandra Eroh, treasurer of the Greater Weatherly Area Community Chest. "Their contribution allows us to continue serving families most at-risk in Carbon County."