United Way celebrates virtually

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 27, 2021

United Way of the River Cities (UWRC) hosted its annual Celebration of Excellence virtually on Wednesday. This webinar served as a review for the year and a celebration of donors and volunteers.

Many organizations in Lawrence County received funding from UWRC over the past year, including Dawson-Bryant High School, Fairland High School, South Point High School, Symmes Valley High School, Harvest for the Hungry, Backpack Buddies and more.

In a response to COVID-19, UWRC raised and distributed nearly $163,000 through a relief and recovery fund. Local nonprofits applied for micro grants that helped to meet the needs of the community, and 21,000 masks were distributed to those who needed them.

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The keynote speaker of the event was Shane Finster, a board member from Armstrong Cable located in South Point. Vertiv in Ironton received a Trendsetter of the Year award, with the company matching employee gifts.

For more information about how to donate or become a volunteer, visit www.unitedwayrivercities.org.