Davie United Way has $500,000 goal

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2015

United Way of Davie County held its Campaign Kick-off on Aug. 21 at the first home War Eagles football game.

“It was an exciting evening with many people present to cheer on the War Eagles and United Way,” said Melinda Beauchamp, United Way of Davie chief professional officer.

In the home side concessions stand about 20 United Way volunteers braved the heat of the kitchen” to serve hotdogs to popcorn and plenty of drinks. Every quarter United Way had a drawing for a basket of football game goodies.

The crowd also heard several facts about United Way services and, at halftime, the War Eagles Marching Band flipped up large signs on the field saying “LIVE UNITED” and wore Live United t-shirts of blue, gold, orange and white during the second half.

“It was great fun,” she said.

This year’s campaign cabinet is co-chaired by Wendy Horne, editor of DavieLife Magazine and Jeff Wallace, assistant superintendent of Davie County Schools. The cabinet: Lee Rollins, Chad Brown, Neal Cheek, Don Lamonds, Melinda Szeliga, Josh Hanes, Mike Jenkins, Dawn Wooten, Chuck Taylor, Marcia Perrell and Brandi Reagan. The goal is $500,000.

“This is a vital effort for this community and those we serve,” said Wallace, . “And this year your Campaign Cabinet will be reaching out to over 20 companies in Davie County that do not have UW Employee Giving Programs. Adding half of that number to our campaign endeavor would boost the campaign dramatically. So please support your United Way. Your community needs you to step up and help ensure services are in our county to serve our county. You never know who may need help. It could be a stranger and it could be you.”

The campaign runs until all companies have had employee campaigns and all gifts are counted.

“Join the United Way of Davie County and celebrate the beginning of a new United Way Campaign,” Beauchamp said.

The mission of the Davie County United Way is to advance the common good of Davie County by uniting the resources of the community to identify and address the most pressing human needs.   

Contact DCUW at 751-0313 or www.davieunitedway.org.