Longtime Logan County residents Rick and Jill Hatcher are serving as Co-Chairs of the 2017 United Way fall campaign. They are hoping to top last year's record-setting $830,199 total. The couple agreed to serve in this role as a way to give back to the community.
"When you hear that one in three people benefit from United Way in Logan County, it's hard not to believe in the importance of United Way," said Rick, who recently retired as President of Citizens Federal Savings & Loan.
“I am so impressed with all the organizations that are affiliated with United Way,” said Jill, who is a Hair Stylist at Kut n Loose salon in Bellefontaine. “I've been able to see United Way in action. And actions speak louder than words.”
United Way fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in Logan County. 33 programs of 27 Funded Agencies are being supported in 2017 by United Way allocations from last year’s campaign. 18 more grants have been awarded throughout the year to additional organizations through our Community Impact and Youth Allocations funds.
That makes achieving goal so critical.
"I'm a pretty competitive person, so it's great to set goals and then work hard to achieve them,” said Rick. “But in addition to that, by meeting or surpassing our lofty goal, it will allow us to give even more support to the community."
More than 90 percent of United Way’s revenue comes from traditional workplace campaigns in which employees are given the opportunity to give via payroll deduction. Some employers match donor dollars. Hundreds of donors give from home online too, by clicking the link here.
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