On Sept. 14, United Way launched the 61st Fund Drive with a goal of raising $1,000,000.
The campaign theme this year is “We Are United.”
The kickoff “Day of Caring” event brought out more than 200 volunteers at 11 sites across Clallam County, who together donated 809 hours of volunteer service valued at more than $16,000.
United Way’s Campaign Cabinet is hard at work on the 2013 drive.
“This key group of volunteers provides leadership and direction to the annual campaign, recruits volunteers and gets the entire community mobilized in raising local funds that stay in the community,” said Jody Moss, executive director of Clallam County United Way.
This year’s United Way campaign chairman is Buck Gieseke of Integrity One Home Mortgages, Inc.
Tammy Rux from Wells Fargo will chair the Sequim campaign.
Port Angeles Business campaigns will be guided by Amelia Andaleon of Andaleon & Associates and the Port Angeles campaign is led by Lisa Meyer of U.S. Bank.
Julie Sell and Rich Newman are co-chairing the Olympic Medical Center Employees Combined Fund Drive.
Patty Rosand and Iva Burks will lead the Clallam County employee effort.
Brown Maloney chairs the Olympic Club leadership giving portion of the campaign.
Nina Pitts from Peninsula College is coordinating the Washington State Employees Combined Fund drive.
Travis Berglund of First Federal will chair the Corporate Gifts Committee.
In addition, Christi Baron of the City of Forks chairs the Forks campaign, Dave Bingham from the Crescent School District leads the Joyce campaign and Patricia Hutson guides the Clallam Bay/Sekiu drive.
United Way of Clallam County provides year-round funding to 23 local partner agencies and four Community Solutions Initiatives.
In addition, in 2013 United Way granted $95,000 to Great Beginnings Early Learning project. Research shows such giving delivers better outcomes for children, families, schools and economic development in our community over time, United Way representatives said.
For information about this year’s campaign or how to get involved, contact Moss or Scott Brandon of United Way at 457-3011.