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Why do you help?

We asked donors what motivates them to help others through United Way. The answers we received are heartwarming. There is so much love and generosity in our region. Check out a handful of our favorite responses, and share your story of helping on social media by using the hashtag #IHelpBecause.Continue Reading

5 Surprising Truths About Our Region

Many families in our region have long struggled to meet basic food, clothing and housing needs. But with the economic downturn in 2008 and its lasting effects, more people have had difficulty providing for themselves and their families. Children are going to bed with empty stomachs. Parents are waking up without jobs. Seniors are deciding between paying for their medicine or paying their utility bills.

There are many staggering truths about our region by the numbers, here are five:Continue Reading