On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, volunteers and supporters from the United Ways of Greater Greensboro and Greater High Point gathered at the Haynes-Inman Education Center in Jamestown to reveal the progress of their respective 2010 fund-raising campaigns to date, and to stress that it is still not too late to give to your community’s United Way.
“Our United Way member agencies and partners continue to see the negative “ripple effects” of the economy as they are called upon to serve more people with decreasing resources. We want the community to be aware that both United Way Campaigns need help if we are to succeed. We need as many people as possible to step forward and give to United Way so we can build on what is working in our community, and meet the needs of our neighbors.” Dr. Linda Brady, Vice Chair of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Campaign Cabinet
“While we are encouraged by this positive news, we must also emphasize that the health and human service needs in our communities throughout Guilford County have only increased. We are counting on the residents of these communities to join us in doing everything we can to insure that our United Way partner agencies are able to continue providing critical services. We must achieve our 2010 goals, and we will need everyone’s help to do it.” Randy Brodd, 2010 Campaign Chair for the United Way of Greater High Point
Students from Haynes-Inman wore LIVE UNITED t-shirts to announce each United Way’s mid-campaign totals. Ten top-performing companies — five from each United Way — were recognized with trophies made by Haynes-Inman students. Guilford County Schools, which runs a joint campaign, was also recognized for its support of both United Ways.