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GENERATIONS UNITED TO GIVE

Thanks to your generous support, United Way of Central WV partner agencies serve the community in countless ways.  Donations provide a hand up, not a hand out, to our neighbors in their time of need.   Last year, more than 51,000 individuals were helped with services such as food, affordable housing, utility assistance, quality day care, addiction treatment, tutoring and oral health assistance.  Donors of all generations and giving levels make this possible!  Your continued generosity will help improve the education, health and financial stability of people throughout Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and Putnam Counties.

This year's goal for the 'Generations United to Give' fundraising campaign is $2.2 million.  Together, we can reach this goal through individual gifts, workplace campaigns, small business proclamations of support, corporate donations and additional community support by the end of March 2016. 
 
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DAY OF CARING

More than 650 people from 55 local businesses, schools and organizations volunteered their time on September 16th to do great things for our community as part of the 10th annual Day of Caring event. Volunteers, representing people of all ages, brought the 'Generations United to Give' Campaign to life!

It was a celebration of volunteerism and being able to support our communities throughout Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and Putnam counties with hard work while having fun and, most importantly, making a difference in the lives of those in need.

Day of Caring promotes the value of volunteerism and demonstrates that we can work together to create positive change in the lives of children, families and seniors.  

Students from the colleges and high schools, numerous retired and senior volunteer groups and employees from area businesses generously allowed their employees to take time to give back to our community. That in itself exemplifies what the 'Generations United to Give Campaign' is all about and we couldn't be more thankful for so many dedicated volunteers. 

Click to View the Day of Caring Photo Gallery

Among this year's 54 Project sites were:


Kanawha County
Believe in WV (Storehouse West Virginia), located at 1313 Hansford St., Charleston, volunteers unpacked, sorted, and prepared items from a large Costco truck for distribution to nonprofit organizations and churches. This truckload contained various goods, such as furniture, home goods, personal care items, apparel, shoes, pet items, lawn & garden items, sporting goods, baby items and more.     
 


Putnam County
Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene Community Recreation Area, located at 3937 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, volunteers removed an existing basketball pole, installed a new backboard and net then moved the pole to another location and set it in concrete. Volunteers spread 25 tons of sand in the new community volleyball court, installed 2 posts in concrete attached the net.



Boone County
EnAct Community Action, located at 731 Hopkins Ave., Suite 102, Danville, volunteers worked on putting rolling hangers, shoe carousels and other equipment together for the new clothing pantry. They also sorted and organized donations.  



Clay County
Buffalo Creek Watershed, located at Cressmont (Swandale 15 & 15/2 Junction), volunteers assisted in the construction of a walk bridge at Crestmont. This location is a prime entrance spot for the trail and will serve many future visitors. It is also located on the section of Buffalo Creek scheduled for next year's trout stocking. The project included the modification and decking of a railroad trellis.   



Logan County
PRIDE Community Services, Inc., located at 699 Stratton Street, Logan, volunteers painted at PRIDE's main office.  


2015 Helping Hand Award

United Way of Central WV's John Ballengee recently presented the 2015 Helping Hand Award to Michael Holtsclaw. Since 1989, the Helping Hand Award has been presented each year to a person who has gone above and beyond the norm when it comes to supporting United Way of Central WV. Holtsclaw is Resource & Development Committee Chair for the United Way of Central WV's 2015 Generations United to Give campaign. He has been a member of the United Way Board of Directors since 2009 and serves on the Finance Committee, Fund Allocation Committee and Citizen Review Team.
 
"I sincerely appreciate this award and all each of you do every day to make our community a better place.  As a board member, volunteer, and community member it is my belief that without the basic support services that our United Way of Central WV dollars support, our community would not be as livable and safe," said Holtsclaw. 
 
Holtsclaw is Senior Vice President, WV Business Deposits officer and manager of the State Government/Public Funds Group for BB&T in Charleston. Beyond his service to United Way, Holtsclaw has served the Religious Coalition for Community Renewal Board and Foundation. Mike and his family reside in Elkview, WV.
 

Holtsclaw was presented with a framed quilted square. An identical square is displayed in the United Way of Central WV's office lobby.

     
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