Last year in a Letter to the Editor I shared with you how to LIVE UNITED and reminded everyone that caring for the community is the first step. Here’s how our community continues to Live United:
- $1,820,000 was invested in 30 local programs via United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County community impact grants and designations. The investments were determined by volunteers who reviewed each of the funding requests to determine if and how they address the needs of the community. The need to support local programs that benefit the community each and every day has not gone away. In fact, the need for these programs is greater because they focus on improving lives so individuals can help themselves and their families and learn how to be successful. Many individuals who use these services give back by becoming volunteers and donors.
- The community stepped up in 2020 to help others by volunteering at food distributions and supporting the COVID 19 Emergency Fund. Your United Way invested an additional $102,739 to support local agencies providing much needed services to individuals impacted by the crisis. The need for these services remains as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on employment and limits available resources.
All of us pulling together can improve the lives of our neighbors through the investment of our time, talent and treasure. Your financial gift to United Way becomes a gift of hope. Your gift goes far with UW because operations are supported by corporate sponsors. This means 100% of your donation is invested in key programs that get the best results possible and are changing lives. Please take today as an opportunity to Live United. Give of yourself and make time to volunteer. Give a financial gift to your local United Way or other favorite charity. Your generosity gives hope to someone in need. To learn more about volunteering or to make a gift please visit www.unitedwaygbacc.org. Together, we can make 2021 a very happy new year.