Fayette United Way begins "Live United" Campaign

Mon, 11/03/2008 - 2:17pm
By: The Citizen

United Way in Fayette County has embarked on what is being called the most critical fundraising campaign in recent times. With the changing economic climate, United Way in Fayette County and its eleven community partners are seeing the needs of the community rise dramatically, particularly in the past six months.

Currently, the United Way 211 Call Center is reporting that the top three needs for assistance in Fayette County are housing assistance, utility assistance and the need for food pantries. There has been a 24 percent increase in calls to 211 compared to this same time period last year.

Scott Sargeant, United Way in Fayette Board member, Campaign Chair and host of “High Octane” radio says, “I recently visited the United Way 211 Call Center and listened in on some calls coming in. The 211 center was able to help every single caller with their need and get them the resources they needed to address their problem. I also heard callers calling in to give help. It is truly the best resource to use to get or give help throughout Fayette County and the metro area.”

In addition to all of the funds raised here in Fayette, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta adds in an additional $350,000 to $400,000 to make sure there are enough resources to meet the community’s needs, says Carolyn Proffitt, Area Director of United Way in Fayette and Coweta Counties.

All funds raised in Fayette County stay in Fayette and are invested by community volunteers in United Way community partners who provide direct programs and services to individuals, children and families.

United Way in Fayette County is proud to partner with the following grantee partners:
Association of Village PRIDE
Flint River Boy Scout Council
Greater Atlanta Girl Scout Council
Fayette County Board of Education ñ After-School Program
Fayette Family YMCA
Fayette Samaritans
Fayette Senior Services Meals on Wheels
Fayette Senior Services Transportation
Fayette Youth Protection Home
The Joseph Sams School

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