By now, most readers have seen our goal thermometer published in the paper or on our website. With that said, the United Way of Randolph County wants its citizens to know that "you" are the ones who make the mercury rise. For that we wish to thank all of our loyal contributors as well as our new supporters for 2012. And aside from the mercury rising, volunteerism is also on the rise. We could not accomplish all of the work within the community without our volunteer partners.
We are currently at $127,500 of our $160,000 goal. It's up to all of us to rally together to raise the remaining $32,500 needed to meet our 2012 goal. This year marks our 50th year of service to Randolph County and it marks United Way's 125th year in serving communities all over the world. For the past 50 years, the United Way of Randolph County has sustained its impact on the county by being a positive steward of the community. With your help and support, we can continue to be agents of change for the next 50 years.
As a local nonprofit with its finger on the pulse of the community, we want everyone to know that the pulse is quickening. In this tumultuous economy, services are needed more than ever. Our 27 partnering agencies need our help more than ever to continue making Randolph County a better place to live.
In the spirit of our semi-centennial anniversary, the United Way of Randolph County board of directors would like to thank you "50 times over" for all of your support of our 2012 campaign. As you continue to live united, we will continue to help our 27 partner agencies have another successful year.
Please join us on Feb. 18 on Channel 3 for our Live United Telethon event from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Our partner agencies will be on hand to enlighten the community of their biggest success stories from 2011.
This year's telethon will also feature an auction, continuous entertainment and a live Internet stream.
If you are interested in donating to the United Way of Randolph County or setting up a workplace campaign, it's not too late. Give me a call at 304-636-0516.