WTVM Editorial 11/20/15: The United Way

WTVM Editorial 11/20/15: The United Way

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – If you or your company has been asked to pledge to United Way, but you've been putting it off – it's not too late to give.

Even if it's a one-time donation of $5, or an annual pledge of a few hundred dollars, every penny counts and the smallest donations add up.

You can easily make it a deduction through your payroll: painless for you and a gift to your neighbors.

Because the best part about giving to The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley is the money stays right here.

Groups you know, and trust and support like the Red Cross, The Boys & Girls Club, The Rape Crisis Center of Russell County, the Open Door Mission, and Goodwill Industries all help people in need living right here.

This year, United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley provides funding to 27 local agencies that provide 55 programs to individuals, families and children.

The United Way carefully vets the agencies they fund, to make sure they service the four core areas that make a difference in people's lives: basic needs, improving income, making health a priority and supporting education.

The United Way has a goal to raise $7.11 million – a daunting task.

But time and again local residents and businesses have answered the call and made the campaign a huge success.

The United Way is now making its final appeals.

It's not too late for you to get involved and be able to say you will support the necessary and generous work of the United Way and its community partners.

Find the United Way link on our website by clicking here or call them today to make a donation.

With so much chaos and need around the world, we all need to take a minute and ask ourselves how we can make a true positive impact right here, right now.

The best way to do it is support the United Way.

You can trust them to get the money to the people who need it most, so our community improves a little bit more every day.


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