The goal is to raise awareness about United Way and its work in Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties.
Recently Tom Glenn, leader of the 2011 United Way campaign and president/CEO of ACE Hardware in northwest Georgia and east Tennessee, spoke at the monthly Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club luncheon at Hutcheson Medical Center. Glenn is a north Georgia native and grew up in Chickamauga.
Mary Carpenter, campaign chair for United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties and vice president of marketing for Gateway Bank, spoke at the Ringgold Kiwanis Club breakfast at First Baptist Church in Ringgold. Carpenter is a long-time Catoosa County resident.
Both speakers shared with their audiences the work United Way has been doing in Walker, Catoosa and Dade counties, including both relief and recovery work related to the April 27 tornadoes. They have also been talking about United Way’s core work in Education, stability and support and its long term objectives in these areas.
United Way representatives are available to speak to civic, church and school groups in Walker, Catoosa and Dade counties in north Georgia. To book a speaker for a group function, email Ryan Fugate at email@example.com or call United Way at 423-752-0314.
United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties funds local programs that create opportunities for people to care for themselves and each other, making the community the best at helping people achieve their potential. Thanks to an endowment fund that covers all overhead and administrative costs, all contributions (100 percent) from this area go directly to services that help individuals and families in Walker, Catoosa and Dade counties. Unless donors designate their gifts outside north Georgia, all funds donated to United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade counties are used in north Georgia.
For more information or to donate, call United Way at 423-752-0300 or visit www.LiveUnitedWCD.org.