Editor's Note: The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is currently conducting its 2012-2013 Campaign, with a goal of $777,777. Examples of how United Way campaign dollars assist area residents are featured below.
A working, low-income mother - a client of the Community Child Care Center, a United Way agency - has written a brief letter explaining what the center's services mean to her and her family:
"I'm writing on behalf of the Community Child Care Center. I am writing to inform you how the center has helped me and my family. I went through some tough times recently, and Ms. Linda (Edwards) and her staff have been a major help to me. I am a single parent and I work to make a living to support my two children. Even though times got tough, I still had a place to send my children. Without Community Child Care and the funding from United Way, I don't know what I would do. Thank you Community Child Care and United Way."
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley helps 30 area agencies provide services for local residents of all ages.
To make a donation or for information about organizing a workplace campaign, write the United Way at 51 11th St., Wheeling, WV 26003 or call 304-232-4625.