NEWS RELEASE: To Create Positive Community Impact, United Way of Greater Greensboro Needs to Raise Additional $500,000 by February 28

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Dana Z. Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Phone: 336-378-6617
dana.carter@unitedwaygso.org

(Greensboro, NC – February 3, 2014) –It takes just one person to change one life.

These words have brought endless inspiration to the current United Way of Greater Greensboro campaign, which concludes February 28. It’s a phrase that has resonated with hundreds of donors and corporate partners committed to serving those most in need of the critical human services supported by United Way. By the end of the campaign February 28, United Way of Greater Greensboro must raise an additional $500,000 to ensure program investments are not reduced.

It’s calling on the community for help.

“United Way is a 91-year cornerstone in our community,” says Pete Callahan, regional vice president for commercial banking for Wells Fargo and 2013-14 United Way of Greater Greensboro campaign chairperson. “The truth is, the need is great and it’s United Way’s job to answer that need. We cannot do it alone; we rely on the community’s support. Now is the time to rally together.”

United Way invests in programs that improve the quality of life in our community including reading programs for toddlers, mentoring initiatives for youth, job training programs, hospice care, and much more.

“I am asking all citizens to make a gift to United Way,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “All our gifts combined will do good things for many. In other words, a gift from the heart will give hope and resources to help Greensboro thrive. To thrive, we must raise $500,000 more.”

As a result of the previous 2012-13 campaign, United Way was able to invest in programs addressing some of the most critical needs of our community with the $10.2 million raised. This campaign, United Way is working to raise as many dollars as it takes to create the greatest community impact possible. To date, the community has contributed $9.8 million to the current United Way campaign.

Please make a donation to United Way today. Give by February 28 online at www.unitedwaygso.org.
You can also give by visiting the United Way of Greater Greensboro office, 1500 Yanceyville Street, during normal business hours.

A full list of the most recent United Way investments is available at www.unitedwaygso.org/ourfocus/investments/
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LIVE UNITED
United Way of Greater Greensboro advances the common good by supporting programs, initiatives, member agencies, and partners meeting critical needs in our community in the areas of education, income, and health. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org.


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