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October 10, 2013

In Support of United Way

I was one of three Senior Center staff members who took turns walking the street last Friday.  Linda, Norene and I pitched in to hold collection buckets for the United Way fundraising drive that took place at the intersections of Hubbard and SE 6th Ave. from noon to 5:00pm.  

The Mineral Wells Senior Center is one of more than a dozen non-profit organizations that receive annual funding allocations from United Way of Palo Pinto County.  Others include Mineral Wells Center of Life, Meals on Wheels, Palo Pinto Co. Girl Scouts, the Salvation Army, Dunbar Neighborhood Council, Palo Pinto Co. 4-H, Addiction Recovery Ministries, Palo Pinto Co. Child Protective Services, CASA, Strawn Home Delivered Meals, Texas Neighborhood Services, Hope, Inc., and the Cocoon Pregnancy Center.

In spite of United Way’s impact on our community, there are groups of people who resist supporting it.  At a party several months ago, I was surprised to hear someone say, “Don’t ever give any money to United Way.  Most of it goes to administrative costs and national personnel.”

Apparently this rumor trend is doing some damage, because contributions in our area have been dwindling over the past few years. 

Our local United Way has struggled to meet its annual fundraising goals, and the fallout from reduced giving has resulted in cuts to the non-profit allocations – including ours. Considering the increasing number of non-profit organizations becoming eligible for United Way funding, the need for community support is greater than ever.  I hope all of you will consider giving generously to United Way this year.  Help them help us.

At the Senior Center we’re gearing up for some Fall fun, beginning with a Costume Dance Party tomorrow night, Oct. 11, at 6:30.  We are grateful to Bethany HomeHealth Services for providing the food and decorations for our monthly dances.

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