How will you LIVE UNITED on June 21?

Published 9:43 am Friday, June 19, 2009

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — On June 21, the longest day of the year, United Ways across the country are participating in a nationwide Day of Action.

With more daylight hours than any other, organizers think June 21 is the perfect day to let your actions speak louder than words. It’s the perfect way to show, by example, what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Citizens can view United Way of the River Cities community opportunity for this year’s National Day of Action and others across the US by visiting

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In honor of National Day of Action, United Way of the River Cities is asking community members to LIVE UNITED by letting their story be heard via the LIVE UNITED Story Search.

The LIVE UNITED Story Search is an opportunity for people to create and submit a short video to (no longer than 2 minutes – preferably shorter) illustrating how their working to make a difference in one or more of the following issue areas:

Education: Helping children and youth achieve their potential through education

Income: Helping families become financially stable

Health: Improving people’s health. The video should describe how the individual gives, advocates, or volunteers in the community related to the chosen issue area. It should also describe why this work is important and what lasting change it will create. child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health. LIVE UNITED.

United Way says that LIVE UNITED IS a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when individuals think outside themselves, they have the power to facilitate change.

For more information about United Way contact 304. 523.8929 or log onto