Helping United Way help the community

Published 6:25 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

The United Way of West Georgia held its 2019 campaign kickoff luncheon on Thursday and has hopes of raising $1 million.

We often fill this space with information about local organizations, who give back to our community in inspiring ways, helping people who are down on their luck or who are trying to overcome a tragic experience. 

There are many worthy causes in Troup County, way too many to name. However, if you made a list, it’d be hard not to have the United Way near the top. Through its work with partner agencies, the United Way has a hand in many of the nonprofit efforts in LaGrange and Troup County.

Among the partner agencies are the Active Life, American Red Cross, Communities in Schools, the Empty Stocking Fund, Harmony House, the Salvation Army, Special Olympics and many more. All of the partner agencies are listed on the United Way’s website.

Giving to the United Way means helping worthy causes all over the county. Those agencies rely on that funding in order to complete their worthy causes. 

“Be the one who reaches out and makes the difference, shares this to make it a success,” said campaign chair John Asbell.

We appreciate everyone who volunteers to help the United Way try to reach its local goal and encourage anyone with the means to do so to consider giving. 

Even a small amount helps. 

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