United Way of the River Cities encourages community to give on Giving Tuesday

Updated 2 years ago by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va — Consumers spent millions of dollars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, they have a chance to give back to their communities.

Giving Tuesday, a national initiative, invites individuals, families, businesses and others to come together to celebrate generosity and to give to charitable organizations every year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 2.

Together, members of our community can make a difference and change lives.

Addressing Education, Income, Health and Safety-Net Services issues are paramount to United Way of the River Cities’ core mission, which is partnering with our diverse and united community to solve its greatest issues. This means finding the root cause of these issues and working to create long term solutions.

“Not only has Steel of West Virginia, Inc., its employees, and USW Local 37 been committed to improving their community through United Way all these years, they have embraced the spirit of giving to the full extent,” said Will Holland, United Way of the River Cities’ director of resource development.

“They have made philanthropy a big part of their lives, and the community is benefitting greatly from it.”

Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 is a long-time supporter of United Way of the River Cities. In 2013, Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 was the recipient of the “Large Business of the Year” award because it had the largest total amount of employee and corporate pledges. Steel of West

Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 has been United Way of the River Cities’ largest supporter for several years.

In the last three years, Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 has helped change 7,301 lives in our community. Here is a breakdown of their impact within United Way of the River Cities’ Focus Areas of Education, Income, Health and Safety-Net Services:

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va — Consumers spent millions of dollars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, they have a chance to give back to their communities.

Giving Tuesday, a national initiative, invites individuals, families, businesses and others to come together to celebrate generosity and to give to charitable organizations every year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 2.

Together, members of our community can make a difference and change lives.

Addressing Education, Income, Health and Safety-Net Services issues are paramount to United Way of the River Cities’ core mission, which is partnering with our diverse and united community to solve its greatest issues. This means finding the root cause of these issues and working to create long term solutions.

“Not only has Steel of West Virginia, Inc., its employees, and USW Local 37 been committed to improving their community through United Way all these years, they have embraced the spirit of giving to the full extent,” said Will Holland, United Way of the River Cities’ director of resource development.

“They have made philanthropy a big part of their lives, and the community is benefitting greatly from it.”

Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 is a long-time supporter of United Way of the River Cities. In 2013, Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 was the recipient of the “Large Business of the Year” award because it had the largest total amount of employee and corporate pledges. Steel of West

Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 has been United Way of the River Cities’ largest supporter for several years.

In the last three years, Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 has helped change 7,301 lives in our community. Here is a breakdown of their impact within United Way of the River Cities’ Focus Areas of Education, Income, Health and Safety-Net Services:


Contact: Kaylin Adkins 304.523.8929 x 113 (office) kaylin.adkins@unitedwayrivercities.org

“I am so proud and humbled by our employees’ generosity and the support of USW Local 37 in contributing to United Way in support of our community,” said Tim Duke, Steel of West Virginia, Inc., president.

United Way of the River Cities encourages community members to contribute during the 2014 workplace campaign season. Even the smallest donation can go a long way. By investing toward United Way of the River Cities’ goals, community members will help make a difference in the lives of many throughout Cabell, Wayne, Mason and Lincoln counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio. Every contribution counts.

The goal is to help change 30,000 lives, raising $1.2 million. It is easy to contribute at www.unitedwayrivercities.org/give.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams issued a proclamation at Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 to commemorate Giving Tuesday and to encourage the community to give back.

In addition, United Way of the River Cities’ supporters took “UNselfies” to show why they give to United Way and why they value giving in our community. To see a photo gallery of “UNselfies,” visit www.facebook.com/unitedwayoftherivercities. The Shops at Heritage Station also supported United Way of the River Cities during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 by passing out informational cards and posting fliers.

For more information about United Way of the River Cities, visit www.unitedwayrivercities.org/give. For more information about Giving Tuesday, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

About United Way of the River Cities:

United Way of the River Cities partners with our diverse and united community to solve its greatest issues. United Way supports programs and strategies that address critical issues in the Focus Areas of Education, Income, Health and Safety-Net Services. This support is in the form of fundraising, grant writing and convening partnerships. When donors invest in United Way of the River Cities, they can be confident that their dollars will remain local to help change the lives of people in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio. Contributions will be invested in the best programs and strategies to get the best results for the community. For more information about United Way of the River Cities, contact 304.

523.8929 or visit www.unitedwayrivercities.org. “Like” our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unitedwayoftherivercities and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UWRiverCities.

Total Impact

Children

Prepared

For

School

Students’

Who Graduate from High School

Adult Readers

Employment Financial

Stability

Healthcare Healthful Lifestyles

Meals Clothing

7301 715 44 13 187 1167 306 41 2917 1458

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United Way of the River Cities

820 Madison Avenue

Huntington, WV 25704

Contact: Kaylin Adkins 304.523.8929 x 113 (office) kaylin.adkins@unitedwayrivercities.org

“I am so proud and humbled by our employees’ generosity and the support of USW Local 37 in contributing to United Way in support of our community,” said Tim Duke, Steel of West Virginia, Inc., president.

United Way of the River Cities encourages community members to contribute during the 2014 workplace campaign season. Even the smallest donation can go a long way. By investing toward United Way of the River Cities’ goals, community members will help make a difference in the lives of many throughout Cabell, Wayne, Mason and Lincoln counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio. Every contribution counts.

The goal is to help change 30,000 lives, raising $1.2 million. It is easy to contribute at www.unitedwayrivercities.org/give.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams issued a proclamation at Steel of West Virginia, Inc./USW Local 37 to commemorate Giving Tuesday and to encourage the community to give back.

In addition, United Way of the River Cities’ supporters took “UNselfies” to show why they give to United Way and why they value giving in our community. To see a photo gallery of “UNselfies,” visit www.facebook.com/unitedwayoftherivercities. The Shops at Heritage Station also supported United Way of the River Cities during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 by passing out informational cards and posting fliers.

For more information about United Way of the River Cities, visit www.unitedwayrivercities.org/give. For more information about Giving Tuesday, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

About United Way of the River Cities:

United Way of the River Cities partners with our diverse and united community to solve its greatest issues. United Way supports programs and strategies that address critical issues in the Focus Areas of Education, Income, Health and Safety-Net Services. This support is in the form of fundraising, grant writing and convening partnerships. When donors invest in United Way of the River Cities, they can be confident that their dollars will remain local to help change the lives of people in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio. Contributions will be invested in the best programs and strategies to get the best results for the community. For more information about United Way of the River Cities, contact 304.

523.8929 or visit www.unitedwayrivercities.org. “Like” our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unitedwayoftherivercities and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UWRiverCities.

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