Greenville: The United Way of Washington County Campaign Cabinet initial meeting to officially begin the 2023-2024 campaign. The all-volunteer Campaign Cabinet is led by Cindy Deerman, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company. This year the campaign theme is #unitedtogether which will be displayed throughout the upcoming year.
Representatives from various sectors and businesses in Washington County work together to raise the funds for the United Way of Washington County 11 local agencies: American Red Cross Northwest Chapter, Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Community Counseling Center, Delta Health System-The Medical Center Medication Assistance Program, Delta Kidney Foundation, Girl Scouts Heart of The South, Greenville Renaissance Scholars, Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA, Mississippi Delta and Nature Learning Center, The Fuller Center for Housing - Leland, and United Way Housing Initiative.
“I am honored to serve as the Campaign Cabinet Chairperson this year along with the dedicated and professional volunteers that lead the various divisions. Each year, the campaign is held to raise funding for our vital and life changing agencies who bring much needed services to Washington County. This year, our goal is $215,000.00 and I am confident that we can raise this amount. Our community proves to be extremely generous and supportive and that does not go unnoticed. We appreciate all the past, present, and future donors,” said Deerman. “I also am proud to report that .99 cents of every dollar donated remains in Washington County. Donors and supporters can see where their money is spent, right here locally.”
During the next few months, the Campaign Cabinet will be contacting businesses, civic groups, schools, churches, sororities, fraternities, and individuals to donate to the campaign. Nathan Benzing, UWWC Executive Director, said, “On behalf of the United Way of Washington County, I want to thank everyone in advance as the campaign moves forward. Our agencies are extremely appreciative of the work the Campaign Cabinet does to lead the charge and is thankful for all the donors. If anyone has any questions throughout the campaign or would like to donate, please do not hesitate to contact me.” Benzing adds, “The United Way has always been essential to our community but more than ever our agencies are necessary for our area. There is a real crisis growing amongst working individuals and families and the budget shortfalls they are experiencing with everyday necessities such as rent, food and utilities and we are working diligently to bridge that gap for those here in Washington County.”
The United Way of Washington County is located at 800 Main Street, Greenville, MS. For more information, contact 662.332.5371, visit our website, or check out our Facebook page.
Pictured: United Way Campaign Cabinet - Todd McGee, Linette Perry, Everett Chinn, Parker England, Cindy Deerman, Chevy Davis, Docia England, Katherine Shamoon, Nathan Benzing, Marlin Womack