A message from the president of UAH.

Dear Charger Family,

We are kicking off our campus-wide United Way campaign today, which will run through Dec. 9. The United Way of Madison County has been Creating Hope for 77 years. This non-profit organization supports 27 health and human service agencies with 35 programs. Through the United Way, you have the opportunity to personally Create Hope in the lives of others. I ask that you consider making a gift to the United Way. Your contribution works to support those who are struggling to make their way through life.

The purpose of the United Way is to help those least able to help themselves by uniting volunteers and resources in the community to solve community problems and address education, income and health needs through internal initiatives, programs and collaborative partners. The United Way’s vision is for a stronger and healthier Madison County with more opportunities and fewer obstacles to success for individuals and families. This is a vision where youth succeed in school and become productive members of the community; everyone is healthy; emergency needs of individuals and families are met; seniors and disabled adults maintain their independence and enjoy a good quality of life; and individuals and families are economically stable.

Please remember, when you give to the United Way your dollars go to a community impact fund that is distributed to three focus areas: Health, Financial Stability and Education. Or you may choose the option to customize your gift to go to a specific area or individual agency. The choice is up to you, and the need has never been greater.

Your contribution will certainly Create Hope for someone else. In these challenging times, I challenge each of you to stand up and be counted. Let’s make a difference this year! Visit the UAH United Way campaign website to make your contribution. Any dollar amount helps.

With sincere wishes,

Darren Dawson