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.
Patrick Parker, an employee of CASCI,
is a United Way of Central WV Workplace Campaign Coordinator. We recently asked him a few questions about his work with the United Way of Central WV and here is what he said.
What does LIVE UNITED mean to you?
LIVE UNITED to me means making the self-commitment to be the difference in your community by coming together with others to make an impact.
Why do you volunteer with United Way?
For me, it's about the human exchange. This allows me to feel as though I am making a contribution to something or someone for their betterment.
Was charity a part of your upbringing?
Absolutely! My parents raised me with great awareness of "paying it forward" as often as possible, especially when there is a need to show kindness and understanding to others.
Why are you so committed to making sure United Way makes a positive community impact?
It's about doing the right thing as an individual and as a West Virginian. It's critical that we "show up" for our neighbors in that time of need. If we don't, then who will?