Our amazing community has done it again!! The 2018 United Way Campaign started off with a bang and a few Dynamic Duos. Thanks to our Pacesetter campaigns, we raised $243,518 in the last two and a half months.
We want to say a huge thank you to those businesses that are making a difference early on in this campaign: in the Commercial Division – Heritage Bank, Planters Bank, United Southern Bank, Walmart Distribution Center, Bluegrass Finance, and Walter & Tresa Ezell; in the Education division – Hopkinsville Community College; in the Industrial Division – Brazeway, Ebonite, Hopkinsville Milling Company, HES, Riken Elastomers, Riken Americas, and Pennyrile Rural Electric; in the Government Division - City of Hopkinsville Administration, Community & Development Services, Christian County Emergency Management, Christian County Judge Executive’s Office, HWEA, and the Christian County Treasurer's Office; in the Professional Division – JSMC, Hughart Beard and Giles, Higgins Insurance, Hilliard Lyons, Julia Crenshaw of White, White, and Crenshaw, Michael Cotthoff Law, English Lacy & Company, PLLC, Charlie Henderson State Farm, Center of Insurance, Dr. Rowlett, and Kem Wealth Management.
We also had 16 residents who donated a total of $8,725.
Campaign Chairmen, Chris Gilkey and Russ Guffey made a splash as the Black Eyed Ps, Soap and Loofa, Apple Pi, and Holy Cow. While our campaign cabinet had fun with this year's theme Dynamic Duos, it was the tagline United Way and You that had people tearing up. We invited Sanctuary Client, Jennifer to share her story with the breakfast attendees. Jennifer is one of many women who is benefitting from United Way funded programs at our partner agencies.
Just $10 from every resident in Christian County would fully fund agency requests in the county. Just $5 from every resident in Caldwell, Todd, and Trigg counties would fully fund agency requests and allow us to pursue additional programs in those counties. Please consider donating today.
Our Breakfast would not have been possible without the sponsorship of Bank of Cadiz, Hopkinsville Electric System and Energynet, Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority, and Rogers Group.