As we begin to enter the joyous holiday season and start to think about being generous with our loved ones, it is imperative that we not forget the less fortunate individuals in our community.
With today’s ever-changing economic and social challenges, it is important that we remember the support required by the many local agencies that serve citizens of the CSRA who are in need. We are in the middle stretch of our annual campaign at United Way of the CSRA, with a goal of $4,100,000, and we continue to move forward in our efforts to help fund such services.
THE MISSION of United Way of the CSRA is to improve life in our community by maximizing the impact of charitable contributions. At United Way, we measure our services through an outcome-based assessment. Each of our agencies’ programs sponsored by your dollars is required to measure the impact and outcome of your investment, thereby assuring that we remain effective and efficient.
Our community is one of the best around at assuring that services are covered for those in need, and we continue to see encouraging signs from the many ongoing drives to support our campaign. However, we need the support of the CSRA as a whole to be able to continue to properly meet the needs of this great community.
AS A LIFELONG resident of Augusta, I have seen firsthand how this community takes care of our citizens when challenges and intense, life-altering trials arise. United Way is a great vehicle for providing that kind of support. I want to remind you that our goal is not small because our challenges are not small. We are trying to have a dramatic, life-changing effect on those who need our help, and we need your support to do so.
I ask you to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider making a donation to United Way of the CSRA’s Annual Campaign. We desire to affect lives through the caring power of our community, and we believe that the CSRA will come together to give, advocate and volunteer, enabling us to Live United. Please visit uwcsra.org to find out more about United Way or to give a donation. Every dollar counts. Thank you.
(The writer is the United Way of the CSRA’s 2013 Campaign Chairman.)