Invest in Pike County through the United Way

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Earlier this week, folks gathered around pots of chili and swapped stories and votes for their favorite batches.

The event, while great fun, carries serious undertones. As the kickoff for the annual United Way fundraising campaign, the event serves as a reminder to the public that it is time once again to address the needs of the United Way agencies.

The United Way is an umbrella organization that provides funding for 17 local service organizations, from 4H Clubs to the Salvation Army to EAst Central Mental Health and the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program. In between are the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, REtired SEnior Volunteer Program, Organized Community Action Program, and the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center, among others.

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Last year, the United Way raised $45,000 for the local agencies, which was disbursed based on varying needs. The funds raised through United Way don’t cover all of any agencies needs or budgets, but they do make a difference in the programs and support that are offered here in Pike Couty

Giving is simple: you can make a one-time donation or a monthly donation through payroll deduction at many employers throughout Pike County.

We encourage you to take time this fall to consider how you can help your neighbors and your community and make a donation to the United Way effort.

It’s an investment that will benefit everyone.