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LeChase and Wegmans team up with United Way to launch new initiative Posted on Wednesday, 09 June 2021



Will Help Nonprofits with Capital and Facility Improvements Across the Region


Rochester, NY- United Way of Greater Rochester announced a new initiative today that will directly impact nonprofits and the people they serve across Rochester and the surrounding region. Built United was launched by LeChase Construction in partnership with Wegmans to provide direct construction and building services to an initial group of 11 local nonprofits.

 “Last year was challenging for everyone. When we started talking to United Way, LeChase wanted to do more to help rebuild our community,” said Bill Goodrich, CEO & Managing Partner for LeChase Construction Services, LLC, and 2021 United Way Campaign Chair. “Built United allows us to put our strengths to use, impacting the lives of those in our community. We are thankful to be able to do this with our team of skilled volunteers and donated time and resources from so many of our valued suppliers and industry partners.” 

Built United will cover 26 projects across our region ranging from light construction and landscaping to painting and general beautification. Projects were chosen from local nonprofits with a capital improvement need that aligned with available resources. In total, these projects were chosen from almost 150 submissions. When complete this summer Built United’s impact will total roughly $250,000 in support and materials and 3,400 volunteered hours.

“The past 15 months have put on full display the essential role our community’s nonprofits play to support our region,” said Jaime Saunders, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester. “To deliver on their important missions, our nonprofits need to be supported from the ground up, and that is what we are seeing today. LeChase, Wegmans, and more than a dozen partners have stepped up with Built United to give of their talents, expertise, and treasure for the good of our community.”

Built United sites include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Geneva

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

Center for Youth (multiple locations)

Charles Settlement House

Community Place of Greater Rochester

Family Promise of Ontario County

Geneva Lake Front Childcare

The Salvation Army (multiple locations)

Southwest Area Neighborhood Association Inc. (S.W.A.N)

Volunteers of America

YMCA of Greater Rochester

“At Montgomery Center S.W.A.N. Inc. has endeavored to provide the community with a space that they can consider a beacon of light in dark spaces,” said Tiffany D. Owens, Executive Director of S.W.A.N Inc. @ Montgomery Center. “The joy we all have, in being chosen as a benefactor of the Build United Project, is immeasurable! We know that the projects selected will allow us an ability as an agency to present our community with a gift that will keep giving - in the Senior Garden enhancements and capital improvements. We are extremely grateful for the contributions that all have made in making this a success!”

“When LeChase asked us to join them in Built United, we were excited for the opportunity to support United Way and it’s agencies in this new and impactful way,” said Dave Texter, Wegmans supply chain systems manager. “We are proud to be a long-time supporter of United Way and the work they do to help our communities thrive.”

To learn more about United Way of Greater Rochester and the programs and people supported visit