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United Way of Central WV Invites Small Businesses to Sign the Proclamation of Support

 

United Way of Central West Virginia invites small business to partner with us and give back to the community through a special opportunity. Each and every day, small businesses in our area graciously serve local residents. They call West Virginia home. They live and work here. They strive to make our communities the best they can be through your goods and services. The United Way of Central WV would like to showcase their commitment to the community through our Proclamation of Support today!

 
An image of a scroll with the signatures and names of businesses that make this important pledge to our community, will be published in a future edition of the Charleston Newspapers for all to see!
   
 
 

 

Businesses who pledge their support will help address issues in our community such as:

  • Homelessness
  • Natural Disasters
  • Financial Hardship
  • Hunger
  • Addiction
  • Health and Dental Services
  • Children's Health and Well-being
  • Hospice Care
  • Safety Issues
  • Legal Aid
  • Literacy
  • Poverty
  • Shelter Care
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Information and Referral and more.
In 2014, 51,412 individuals throughout Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Logan and Clay counties, dealing with issues such as the ones listed above, were served through the use of Community Impact Funding from United Way of Central West Virginia.


In 2015-16 even more help is needed to ensure that resources are available to help families, neighbors, coworkers and friends. Commitment is easy! A contribution of just $50 a month ($600 a year) and a signature is all that is needed to support programs meeting social service needs such as these and more.

 

If you are the owner of a small business or know someone who is, please visit  www.unitedwaycwv.org/proclamation to download and sign our corporate pledge form with multiple payment options. Please complete all information, SIGN the form and MAIL to us so we may add you to our final proclamation.

MAIL TO:
United Way of Central West Virginia
One United Way Square
Charleston, WV 25301

  

 

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Where Would We Be
Without Your Willingness to Give?


Did you know that the United Way of Central WV's partner agencies helped 61,674 people last year? Kendra is one of them. Kendra explains how the United Way of Central WV helped her with your willingness to give.

 

"A lot of dark things happened in my life that I didn't plan. My family needed support for basic needs so I contacted a United Way partner agency. They have comforted me, offered their support and also provided shoe vouchers for my kids. I barely knew these people and they were there for me! I have no clue where I would be without them, and now I give back to my community every day, in one way or another, because of the compassion that I have experienced in Logan County."

 


Introducing A New Partner Agency



With your donation, we are able to provide for the community through various partner agencies. One of the most recent agencies we have partnered with is The LEAD Community Organization. LEAD is a citizen group that works to encourage pride and involvement in their communities and towns.  For far too long the communities within Logan County have suffered from extreme poverty and disrepair.  Four years ago citizens of Logan County banded together to form a group that could provide opportunities for their citizens to make a difference, one project at a time.  Since that time LEAD has coordinated beautification projects, social awareness campaigns, and various relief programs including disaster assistance and their very own project called Revive Hope.  Hundreds of families have been helped through difficult times. 

 

United Way of Central WV community impact funding helps support the Revive Hope program.  The goals of this program are to ensure Logan County clients immediate food needs are met, that children have the needed shoes to wear for regular school attendance, and that youth will have gowns to participate in formal school functions.  In 2015 the program anticipates serving 3,000 individuals, provide 500 hours of one-on-one assistance, serve 4,000 meals, provide 800 shoe vouchers and supply 50 gowns to youth.

 

LEAD is located at 1027 Holden Road, Cora, WV.  Their office number is 304.896.5000 and website is   

www.leadcommunityorg.com.

 


Living United through
the Workplace Campaign

    

United Way workplace campaigns are about bringing people in local workplaces together to tackle our community's most difficult issues in the areas of education, financial stability and health. 

 

United Way of Central WV offers a simple, convenient and efficient way for employees to support the community and causes they believe in. Employees may give in regular increments, via payroll deduction through an easy to use system or through paper pledging. 

 

Through a workplace campaign, employees experience the satisfaction of seeing their donations turn into programs and services that create impact on people's lives. 

 

 

 

Nikki Gray, Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise, is a United Way of Central WV Workplace Campaign Coordinator. We recently asked her a few questions about her work with the United Way of Central WV and here is what she said. 

 

What does LIVE UNITED mean to you?

To me, LIVE UNITED means everyone does their part.  We make it work and pull together for each other.  We are a team, a family and a partnership

 

Why do you volunteer with United Way?

There are a few reasons as to why I volunteer with the United Way!  One, because it's the right thing to do.  It's an opportunity to help impact the greatest amount of need in the community, through a non-profit that works hard to ensure that every dollar is spent and invested wisely.  The United Way is also my companies largest fundraiser.  Also, I am able to take what I would normally give and make that donation bigger, by giving through my companies campaign.  The Enterprise Holdings Foundation matches .50 to every dollar that we give as employees, to the United Way.    

 

Was charity a part of your upbringing?

Charity and community partnership have ALWAYS been a part of my life.  It's just a part of my families culture.  Being involved in the community and giving back is something my parents live every day.  I didn't even know it was an option until I was much older, because it was something that I always just did, by watching my parents. 

 

Why are you so committed to making sure United Way makes a positive community impact?

That's simple...  because I believe it in!  I've served in numerous capacities through the United Way and have seen firsthand how it works, where the dollars are spent and witnessed life changing events take place in our community.

 


Meet the United Way of Central WV
Resource & Development Committee


Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, the United Way of Central WV's Resource and Development Committee meets to oversee the development of short and long term strategies, plans and activities related to fundraising. The committee works together to:

  • Ensure the development of short and long-term strategies for increasing resources.
  • Set/review Annual Revenue goals and objectives within the context of the long-term Strategic Plan.
  • Work with Resource Development, Community Impact, Communication and Marketing staff in implementing fund raising plans.
  • Advise on the planning and facilitating of the annual campaign and special events, planned giving, endowment, multi-year and transformational gifts related to fundraising, and other fundraising mechanisms.
  • Help identify and implement new development opportunities.
  • Steward the top Priority Partners with the Board.

 

Your United Way of Central WV 2015-2016 Resource and Development Committee is:

 

 

Name

Company

R&D Chair

Mike Holtsclaw

BB&T

UW President

John Ballengee

United Way of Central WV

UW R&D Director

Janice Amspoker

United Way

UW Campaign Associate

Cindy Crossan

United Way

Member

Ron Grant

Retired, Boone County

Member

April Darnell

DMAPPS-WVSECC

Member

Christy McGinnis

BB&T

Member

Cindy Wiseman

AEP

Member

Debora Taylor

Appalachian Power

Member

Dr. Gus Hamrick

Dentist

Member

Adam Marco

WV Power

Board Member

Guy Johnston

City National Bank

Member

Kay Tomblin

LEAD, Logan County

Member

Anna Humbertson

Amedisys Home Health

Campaign Chair

Chris Callas

Jackson Kelly

Board Member

Ken Tawney

Jackson Kelly

Agency Representative

Erica Mani

American Red Cross

Member

Tim McDaniel

Serv Pro

Member

Tricia Kingery

Kingery & Co.

Member

Lauren Barker

Kingery & Co.

Member

Sandy Underwood

The Printing Press

Member

Dr. Dan Foster

CAMC

   


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United Way of CWV
One United Way Square
Charleston, WV 25301
304.340.3500
 

 
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