[76] United-we can make a difference (11/15/2011)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Start Date: 11/15/2011 All Day
End Date: 11/15/2011
United-we can make a difference

Many non-profits are feeling the impact of the recent economic downturn. They are seeing increased need and decreased donation. These charities provide invaluable services in our community. It is important to me that our community continues to help one another which is why I have been focusing on various ways to promote a strong, caring district.

When a community unites together to solve problems, real differences can be made. United Way of Southwestern Indiana and United Way of Posey County work every day to provide for many in need.

The key to United Way’s success is that they bring individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions together to accumulate the expertise that will lead to lasting change in Southwestern, Indiana.

I feel passionate about United Way’s mission in that they are not just focused on putting band-aids on problems, but on addressing the underlying roots. Too often, we work to fix problems after they have already occurred, but to see systematic change we must address the issues before they become problems.

United Way has identified education, income and health as three most critical aspects to a person’s success. Education is power, power to rise out of poverty and power to attain a job. When a steady job has been attained, a family can be provided for and good health creates a higher quality of life.

Everyone deserves to live a quality life and united together, we can make this happen in our community. Volunteering or donating to United Way is great way to start. I encourage you to support these wonderful organizations in any way you can.

United Way of Posey County will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next year. They have launched a United Way Campaign to celebrate this monumental achievement and they need your help to reach their goals of raising $640,000.

Your donations will go toward supporting programs that provide job training, healthcare and many other needed services. To find out more information on donating call: (812) 838-3637.

The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is currently holding their annual fundraising campaign. To donate visit: https://www.unitedwayswi.org/online_giving.asp.