Every dollar helps as United Way campaign kicks off

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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On Wednesday, the United Way of West Georgia will hold its annual kickoff campaign at Del’avant. The kickoff signifies the start of the United Way’s fundraising season and will include speeches from LaGrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar and Sheriff James Woodruff.

The United Way campaign takes place from August-December annually to raise funds for the United Way and their partner agencies. 

All of the United Way’s partners are local organizations that provide assistance in our local community. 

Partner agencies include The Active Life, the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America Chattahoochee Council, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Communities in Schools, the LaGrange and Hogansville Empty Stocking Fund, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter, Interfaith Food Closet and so many more. The entire list is available at unitedwayga.org/partners.

From ensuring students have access to the things they need for school, to helping people who are dealing with domestic violence, to simply making sure people in our community have food on the plates each day, the United Way does so much.

Patty Youngblood, who serves as the president of the United Way of West Georgia, will retire at the end of the year, so this will be her last fundraising campaign in the president’s seat. 

Her guidance of the United Way has made a major impact on LaGrange and Troup County over the last couple of decades, and we know she will continue to give back to this community, even in retirement.

Captain Mike Pheil from the LaGrange Police Department and Captain Nathan Taylor from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office are the co-chairs for this year’s fundraising campaign.

“Through this annual effort, the community’s pooled resources provide essential funds that allow 23 local non-profits, human service provider agencies to focus attention on direct services to our community members who most need the help,” Pheil said. 

If you’re able, we hope you’ll give a few dollars to this very deserving cause, as that money is dispersed to so many local organizations that do a lot of good in this community.

Every dollar helps.