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United Way offers hope for families

Every year Lawrence County residents who drive by the courthouse see a thermometer measuring this year’s county contribution to the United Way campaign.

Monday, October 04, 1999

Every year Lawrence County residents who drive by the courthouse see a thermometer measuring this year’s county contribution to the United Way campaign.

The thermometer measures dollars, but the bars on the graph indicate much more than just money going into a kitty.

That money makes programs possible across the area for families who need help.

That assistance could take many forms depending on the United Way agency that responds. It could be a warm meal from the Ironton City Mission, treatment for a sick child at the Well Child Clinic or a medal for a proud recipient at the Special Olympics.

And when you pledge any amount to the United Way, you are part of the good works that go on every day at these agencies – right in your own back yard.

Without the community’s support, the United Way could not offer the extra dollars to these agencies and many families who need extra help could not get the assistance. Your contribution could feed a hungry child, provide a little encouragement for someone who has suffered a tremendous loss in a fire or make sure a hard-working father does not have to give up his coat so his child can have mittens for Christmas.

Lawrence Countians are always ready and willing to help their neighbors. That is what makes this community so different from so many others.

At Christmastime, county residents are especially generous.

Giving to the United Way – even if it is just a small amount – helps make a great many more little miracles possible, not just during the holidays, but all year long.

Take the time to review the United Way materials and to make a contribution, either a small amount each month or a one-time pledge.

With your help, the United Way can make a difference.