United Way hosts appreciation luncheonBy Emily Etheredge Published 4:05pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Although Chilton County United Way has shifted the focus from setting a yearly goal for a fundraising campaign, a luncheon to thank those who contributed was held on Wednesday.
Board chairman Curtis Smith said due to funds not coming in for 2012 like the organization would like to see, the organization decided to shift the focus from raising a particular dollar amount and focusing on however much money people wanted to donate.
“Today is an appreciation day for those who have contributed to the United Way organization,” Smith said. “Without the help of the companies, industries and businesses in this area we would not be able to do all that we are able to do.”
Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin said last year was a tough year economically and he appreciated those in attendance for everything they do to help United Way.
“We will need your help for our kick-off celebration,” Martin said. “We need a lot of people working with us to accomplish everything we set out to accomplish.”
Smith said a specific date for the kick-off celebration this year has not been set.
The agencies and activities supported by the United Way were, American Red Cross, Arthritis Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Care Net, Child Protect, Chilton County Board of Education, Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center, Chilton-Shelby Mental Health, Chilton County YMCA, Chilton Rescue Department of Human Resources, Family Sunshine Center, 4-H Program (Alabama Cooperative Extension), Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama, Habitat for Humanity Autauga and Chilton County, Chilton County Humane Society, Chilton County Sheriff’s Office for Operation: Santa Claus, Pediatric Rehab, PEECH (Chilton Education Foundation), Raleigh’s Place, SPAN of Chilton County, Toys for Kids Maplesville and West Central Alabama Rehab.
“We are very appreciative of all of you who have helped us,” Smith said. “We are going to do the best we can to continue raising funds for the upcoming year.”
For more information or to donate, call United Way at (205) 755-5875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.