United Way Campaign sets record
The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle's 2006 campaign has raised $1.4 million, the most United Way dollars ever raised in the Eastern Panhandle. "This is truly a milestone for the United Way movement locally," stated Teresa McCabe, President of the United way of the Eastern Panhandle. This recent accomplishment follows a successful merger of the United way of Berkeley and Morgan Counties and the United Way of Jefferson County in July of 2006.
"By merging our two United Ways into one stronger organization, we now have greater capacity to make an impact on the quality of life in the Eastern Panhandle," McCabe.
"As momentous as this recent success is, we know that there is still a need to involve more people and resources in working together to meet community needs. We have already begun planning ways to mobilize even more resources for the upcoming year," explained Tracey Eberling, president elect and 2006 campaign co-chair. "United Way accepts donations at anytime during the year," added Eberling.
"The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle is now in a better position to meet its mission of increasing the organized capacity of all people in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties to improve our quality of life. Volunteers and staff are currently developing strategies for addressing the most serious community issues and mobilizing a variety of resources to accomplish this," stated Jan Callen, Executive Director of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle.
"For example, the United Way is facilitating the Health and Human Services Collaborative, which brings together a broad cross section of the community to collectively identify and implement solutions that create positive and lasting changes," added Callen.
For more information regarding the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, call 304-264-0603.