Corning, NY (WENY)-- The United Way of the Southern Tier announced Tuesday that they invested 2.5 million dollars to 67 non-profits programs that offer services for children, senior citizens and struggling families.

The money was raised by over 6,000 people across Steuben and Chemung Counties over the course of the 2021 fiscal year.

In addition to the 2.5 million dollars, the United Way of the Southern Tier's board included an additional $150,000 to help programs that are designed to help provide meals and care giving to seniors, as well as emergency assistance to those who are struggling with economic hardships.

Steve Hughes, President and CEO of the United Way of the Southern Tier, says that the money will go to programs that everyone knows.

"Our Catholic Charity partnerships, for instance anti-poverty work, basic needs support, food, clothing, shelter. Our early childhood development partnerships with agencies like Pro-action in Steuben County and CIDS in Chemung County." He said. "County. Our senior supports providers, the real big ones are Meals on Wheels partners, both at Pro-Action and Corning Meals on Wheels, and Chemung Meals on Wheels are huge partners to help seniors remain viable, healthy and doing well, in the place they want to be, their homes."

Hughes added that the next big fund raising event will be Tour de Keuka, which is on August 6th. 

He says that the public can donate year round on their website, which can be found here.