Tygart Valley United Way campaign hits halfway mark


TAYLOR COUNTY—The Tygart Valley United Way is seeing great success in their yearly campaign, and it is all because of locals with large hearts.

It was reported last week, that the organization had raised $313,425. That is 50 percent of their $625,000 goal set for this year’s drive.

This year, businesses and organizations were afforded a special way to help chip in. Small businesses, major corporations and nonprofits, were asked to join the hundreds of local businesses and organizations that run workplace campaigns each year.

Through these initiatives, the United Way provides the tools for employees to give in regular increments, via payroll deduction, through an easy to use system or through paper pledging.

Those interested in starting a workplace campaign, or need assistance running an already established campaign, please contact Brett White, Executive Director, at brett@unitedwaymtc.org. 

Information may also be obtained by visiting tvunitedway.org or by calling 304-366-4550.

“The programs supported through this campaign are critical to community,” White said. “If you haven’t been involved in the past, we hope you will consider joining us this year, because it all starts with you!”

The Tygart Valley United Way has been working to serve the residents the five counties it serves. 

These agencies are working around the clock to ensure the growing challenges faced by the residents of both counties are addressed.

“Whether it is providing affordable healthcare, educational opportunities or assistance in a time of crisis, these agencies and programs are changing lives every day,” explained White.

The organization strives to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good, according to their mission statement.

During the recent months, the Tygart Valley United Way has visited with several nonprofit organizations throughout Taylor County taking the time to learn and hear from individuals who care about the needs of the community.

There is still plenty of time to make donations to the program’s yearly campaign. Those wishing to do so are asked to visit the aforementioned website.

Additionally, the webiste will provide further information about the drive, as well as the programs and services offered by the United Way.

“We are happy to bring Taylor County and it’s agencies guidance and help with whatever we can,” White expressed. “We are here to help ensure a brighter future for everyone that lives and works in the area.”