Recently a few of us from Goodwill attended the United Way of Roanoke Valley’s Campaign Celebration Luncheon. It was a great event that brought together business leaders, both for profit and non-profit, community leaders, and those that had driven the success of this year’s campaign, the Employee Campaign Managers. The minute we walked in the room at the Hotel Roanoke it just felt good. A wonderful young musician named Ross Flora was playing the guitar and singing, people were mingling and laughing, and the room smelled of the wonderful lunch we would soon be served.
Soon the program started, led by local radio personalities Dick Daniels and David Page, and reports of campaign successes began being reported. In the end it was announced that the United Way of Roanoke Valley, through the generosity of the community, had raised $6,109,084!!!
Now this is obviously GOOD NEWS. But the really GOOD NEWS…
- The Roanoke Valley once again posted the highest per capita giving rate of any United Way campaign in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
- Nearly 25,000 people in the Roanoke Valley donated to the campaign;
- And even in a struggling economy, the final campaign total was an increase over last year’s final campaign total.
As a partner agency of the United Way we would also like to say thank you for your support of this year’s United Way campaign. Your generous donation will help all of the United Way’s agencies continue to provide the critical services to our community.
For more information on the United Way of Roanoke Valley visit their website at http://www.uwrv.org/. You can also become a fan of the United Way of Roanoke Valley on Facebook at http://bit.ly/UnitedWayRVFB/.
And as always, Goodwill would like to thank you for your generous donations of gently used items at our stores and attended donation centers. We are able to help more people get back to work because of you!