THESE FOUR PEOPLE have been tapped to lead the 2014-15 United Way of Christian County’s Fund Drive Campaign by the UWCC Board of Directors. From left are, Robert Lael, Rosemary Horsthemke, Rachel Peabody and Barry Allen.
This year’s campaign kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 18. The goal is $155,000 for this year.
The Board of Directors of the United Way of Christian County have announced Rosemary Horsthemke, Pana, Robert Lael, Edinburg, and Rachel Peabody and Barry Allen, both of Taylorville, have been appointed to lead the 2014-15 Fund Drive which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
As Campaign co-chairs, they will be responsible for leading and coordinating with area United Way Caring Leaders, Team Captains, and fund drive volunteers in their efforts to raise funds for 28 agencies who provide services to Christian County residents, including the Community Mission Center, Faith in Action and Pana EMS. Last year over 12,000 county residents’ lives were impacted in some way by a United Way funded agency.
“We are so excited to kick off the 2014-2015 fund drive,” said Malia Hepburn, UWCC Executive Director. “Our goal this year is $155,000. We are off to a good start and are looking forward to reaching our goal. Each year, the needs of the residents of Christian County have grown. It is very important that we all work together to meet those needs.”
Last year’s goal of $145,000 was exceeded as contributions totaled $150,000. The fund drive runs through Oct. 16.
The United Way theme is, “Good Things Happen When We Live United.” Each CoChair has been involved with United Way either as a board member, Caring Leader, volunteer worker or committee member.
Those interested in volunteering during the campaign, or making a donation, contact the United Way office at 824-8404 or at email@example.com.