On your mark, get set, go! Jorge Velazques, an employee of East Penn Manufacturing, sprinted through the aisles of Redner’s Fresh Market Wednesday evening for three minutes in the annual United Way campaign incentive shopping spree.
Redner’s has hosted the event for nine years, giving winners three minutes to run through the store, grabbing as many items as possible to fill a series of shopping carts.
“I was so surprised that I won the shopping spree. It’s very exciting This is something I have never experienced in my life” said Velazques, an Electrical Maintenance Technician at East Penn Manufacturing. “It’s important to me to help others in need. Growing up I didn’t have much, and it’s always good to give.”
Donors are eligible to win the shopping spree campaign incentive by contributing $4.00 or more per week to the United Way annual campaign.
Last year, nearly $11 million was raised to support community needs within United Way’s focus areas of education, financial stability, health and safety net services. The 2022 campaign launches in mid September. United Way annual program investments help more than 150,000 Berks Countians annually.