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United Way volunteers conduct flash mob

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — At 10:30 this morning volunteers gathered at the United Way office to rehearse for the first ever River Cities Traveling Flash Mob! Wikipedia defines a flash mob as a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, and then quickly disperse.

Approximately 20 United Way volunteers, wearing their LIVE UNITED T-shirts, conducted flash mobs today at the Marshall University Student Center, Pullman Square, and the Huntington Mall.

The goals of today’s flash mobs were to peak the interest of community members, getting them to think about how they personally “LIVE UNITED”, as well as emphasizing the importance of working together to create lasting changes in our community.

United Way of the River Cities workplace campaign officially kicked off today with the flash mob activities.

Funds raised are invested in the community in a safety-net of services, and in strategies that create long-term solutions to critical issues.

Individuals can contribute to United Way by way of payroll deduction through their employer, credit card, ACH, cash, check or stock gifts.

United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life — education, income and health.

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 www.unitedwayrivercities.org.

For more information about the flash mob or how you can help United Way make lasting change in our community, contact Cassey Bowden at 304-633-5551 or cassey.bowden@unitedwayrivercities.org.