To meet the human and social needs in our community by uniting hearts, minds and resources.
From the President,
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
Changing people’s lives for the better will always be a face-to-face endeavor. Social media, Zoom and even this web site and all the changes that have moved us from the dark ages to today, will never ever replace the power of person-to-person interactions and relationships. For all of us that should be very reassuring and encouraging! We can take heart, especially those of us who are perhaps not so up to date on how to tweet or how to post on Instagram or even turn on a computer.
While I take solace in the words of Margaret Mead, I also must accept and even embrace the fact that our world is changing at an ever-increasing rate and connecting to people is changing moment by moment. From instant messenger, to Facebook, to Instagram to Snapchat, there is seemingly a new way to connect with others that we have introduced into our lives. As they say, the train has left the station and we must get on board or be left behind. Who wants to be left behind?
Today, as you and I reflect and consider our next steps, please let’s remember that what we do today, tomorrow and beyond is important. We have the power to change lives by what we do and how we do it. We make choices every day that impact us and those around us. My encouragement is for us, together, to impact lives for good!
For me, as we approach our United Way Fund-raising season that takes on new meaning. Fund-raising is a means to an end. The end is not if the fund-raising goal is met, the end is what those funds do to change lives! Feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, counseling a victim of domestic violence, supporting a teen, treating an addiction, rescuing a neglected child.
When someone comes calling on you to give to our United Way Campaign, please help us help others by giving a generous gift!
Your gift will help us change our world, one person at a time!