The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Editorials

September 13, 2013

Give to help neighbors

The United Way of Danville recently launched its annual fundraising campaign, sending out its many volunteers in an effort to collect at least $700,000 to help our neighbors across Vermilion County.

The United Way program topped the $700,000 mark during its most recent campaign. The number shows that in spite of the economic challenges faced locally and nationally, area residents still care enough to reach into their pockets and give significantly to help others.

The United Way takes donations of all sizes — from just a few dollars to significant gifts of cash — and merges them into to help effective and diverse programs across the county and into west central Indiana. More than 13,000 people have received some type of assistance from United Way programs, according to the organization.

From CRIS senior services to programs aimed at preparing for children for kindergarten, from helping expectant mothers to assistance for adults who face challenges in their lives, funding from the United Way makes help available.

“The focus of the United Way is to try to help individuals and families from a very early age to improve their quality of life so they become good citizens,’ said Fred Faulstich, this year’s campaign chairman, is a Commercial-News interview earlier this month.

To help reach that goal, United Way needs everyone’s help. Give what you can to help make our community a better place.

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