United Way urges action to reach fundraising goal

(Canton, Ohio) Nov. 19, 2019 — With just three weeks left in the annual campaign, United Way of Greater Stark County is making a final push to reach its aggressive fundraising goal. The organization has so far raised $3,710,124, which is 60.1% of its $6.1 million goal.

“We’re so grateful to those in the community who have already rallied around this campaign and shown their support,” said Mark Wright, chief financial officer at Aultman Health Foundation and co-chair of this year’s campaign. “As we near our Dec. 6 deadline, we hope others will help us build on that momentum and push us to our goal.”

Dollars raised from this year’s campaign will fund vital programs and services that improve the health, education and financial stability of Stark and Carroll County.

“With this year’s campaign, we’ve called on our community to ‘Be the reason,’” said Maria Heege, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Stark County. “We are asking everyone to join us. This area is facing an urgent need. These much-needed programs can only continue with the support of the community. With your contribution, you can be the reason help is within reach. Now more than ever, we need you to be the reason we’re a stronger community.”

To make a donation, visit uwstark.org/give or text BETHEREASON to 41444.

About United Way of Greater Stark County

United Way of Greater Stark County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crisis. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities in Greater Stark County. In order to live better, we must live United. For more information about United Way of Greater Stark County visit www.uwstark.org. Offices are at 401 Market Avenue North, Suite 300, Canton, Ohio 44702. (330) 491-0445.