There is an old saying that deep pockets solve lots of problems.
That is never more true than when it comes to fighting poverty, providing basic health care and information, helping the elderly and supporting programs aimed at building character in our youth.
Chickasaw County volunteers gather next week as part of United Way’s annual funds allocation process that will send an estimated $120,000 to 33 local and regional agencies.
Sadly, those 32 agencies made requests for $159,850 this year. It is evident that not all needs will be met.
We want to thank this community for supporting United Way. Every dollar you donate is carefully weighed against what it buys for people in your community.
Each one of those 32 agencies has already come before an Allocations Sub-Committee to explain what they do and plead their case.
Agencies on this year’s list are; American Red Cross, Autism Center of Tupelo, CATCH Kids, COPES – CDF Charities Inc., EXCEL Inc., Faith Haven, Family Resource Center of NEMS, Gardner-Simons Home for Girls, Girls Scouts, Habitat for Humanity of Houston, Harden House, Hope Family Ministries, LIFE of Mississippi, Mission Okolona, NCADD, NMMC Camp Breathe EZZZE, NMMC Cancer Patient Fund, NMMC Diabetes Association, NMMC Heart Patient Assistance Fund, NMMC Social Work Patient Fund, North MS Kidney Foundation, Okolona Dollars for Scholars, Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic, Regional Rehabilitation Center, S.A.F.E. Inc., Sally Kate Winters Family Services, Salvation Army of Chickasaw County, Special Ed Bowling League, Survival Inc., Weston Reed Foundation and Women First.
We want to point out all United Way dollars raised in Chickasaw County are allocated to agencies that touch lives in Chickasaw County.
United Way will soon turn its attention to its 2014 fundraising drive. United Way representatives will be in local businesses, industry and institutions trying to point out there are people in Chickasaw County who need your help.
Please help make United Way’s Chickasaw County pockets a little deeper next year. Please help United Way solve problems in Chickasaw County.