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"Everyone Can Do Something"


Focus Areas
Contributions are invested in the following areas:
  • ADVANCING THE COMMON GOOD - means creating opportunities for a better life for all.
  • EDUCATION, INCOME AND HEALTHThere are basic things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health.

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. It’s essential to getting and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits. And it’s fundamental to a community’s economic prosperity: a well-educated workforce attracts world-class jobs.

Achieving Financial Stability: As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. These individuals are walking a financial tightrope — they are barely able to get by, with no ability to save for college, a home, or for retirement. With your help, United Way is working to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. If we’re successful, by 2018 1.9 million working families will be on the road to economic independence.

Health is such a basic need, it impacts every aspect of a person’s daily life. A child with a toothache is unable to concentrate in school and succeed. A family without health insurance is often overwhelmed to the point of bankruptcy by the financial burdens of an illness. Seniors without prescription assistance have to make frightening decisions on which medicine they can afford and which ones they will go without.

Join United Way and make our community stronger by ensuring families receive the healthcare they need to stay healthy and thrive. Every day our friends, neighbors and colleagues are forced to live with the fear of getting sick or injured. We can make a difference and the time is now.

  • LASTING CHANGES Our goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems.
  • LIVE UNITED means being a part of the change

We invite you to be part of the change. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.

That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.

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