Reasons plenty for supporting Davie United Way

Published 9:52 am Thursday, November 1, 2018

The United Way of Davie County is in full swing with its annual giving campaign for 2018.

A number of local employees, business leaders, community members and partnering organizations have been instrumental in sharing why they value the impact of the United Way in Davie County and are helping to spread the message of the organization’s importance in the community.

“We are grateful for the support we receive throughout Davie County. Our work would not be possible without the involvement of many, but we still have much to do,” said Melinda Beauchamp, CEO of the United Way of Davie. “As we move into a very critical phase of our annual giving campaign, we are working hard to share how we are positively impacting the community.

“Recently, we helped lead an effort to provide much needed help to those effected by Hurricane Florence. Support that we generate during the annual campaign allowed us to mobilize resources and provide assistance to those in time of disaster. This annual campaign is especially important as we prepare for 2019 and consider the resources that will be available to allocate locally.”

The organization understands that there is no better way to share with the community why the organization is important than through personal testimonies.

“Without the vocal support of individuals in the community, our efforts can easily go unnoticed. We believe it is important for Davie County to hear first-hand from their friends, neighbors and employers why they believe in the mission of the United Way of Davie County,” Beauchamp said.

John Eller, Davie County Manager: “I give because we all encounter difficult circumstances throughout our lives. Unfortunately, we may not always be prepared to handle them. I believe in collective impact models, and multiple agencies coming together to assist those in need regarding community issues. By giving to United Way, the community improves.”

Jenna Hendricks, Big Brothers Big Sisters Director of Programs: “The United Way of Davie County is a crucial part of our community. This organization provides training and professional development to our staff along with financial resources. The United Way recognizes the communities needs and supports agencies that are collaborating to combat those needs. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a proud partner agency of the United Way and appreciates the community support.”

Chad Brown, President Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center: “I support the United Way because of the positive impact it has on our community. The United Way has a keen understanding of our local community and specifically understands where resources and support are most needed. They do a fantastic job of bringing the right people together to help bridge this gap and providing support when, and where, needed. It’s not a handout, it’s a helping hand and a step in the right direction in helping people in our community remain independent.”

To learn more about the United Way of Davie and how to join these members of the community in supporting the annual campaign, contact Beauchamp at 336.751.0313 or visit