United Way of York County on the hunt for new location

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
Anne Druck, of United Way of York County, speaks during a press conference at the Appell Center, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, announcing Give Local York, a 24-hour fundraising marathon, will take place on May 3, 2019. Bill Kalina photo

The United Way of York County is in search of a new building to save money and fundraising efforts, according to officials at the organization. 

United Way on Monday announced it has sold its property at 800 E. King St. in York City after learning through an inspection that wear and tear in the roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning system make moving more financially feasible.

"The feeling was it’s going to be easier to find a location for us to move to than it would be to sell our building," said Executive Director Anne Druck. "It was looming deferred maintenance in our roof and HVAC. We're basically 29 years into a 30-year roof, and our HVAC needs to be replaced before that."

The United Way's King Street building is nearly 50 years old, Druck said. It's also in a location that may be hard to access for potential donors, as it's in a residential neighborhood.

"While this has been a great building for us, it limits our interaction with potential donors," Druck said, adding that like United Way organizations nationwide there has been a decrease in donors locally.

The organization would not identify the buyer of its old building due to a confidentiality clause in the contract.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.