The United Way of Grays Harbor received a very generous gift at their monthly Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, March 26, when Jim Daily, from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation, presented the United Way of Grays Harbor with a check for $76,020.29 as a one time donation from an anonymous donor.
Carl Jonsson 2008-2009 Campaign Chair stated "This is a wonderful donation to our campaign and our community. I was floored to hear about the gift from the anonymous donor. This is a prefect example of how great our community is and how they step up in the times of needs for members of our community."
This, along with other donations, brings the 2008-2009 Campaign total to $455,870.98, which is 86.8% of the overall goal of $525,000. "Although we are extremely appreciative of this donation, we cannot stress enough that we need everyone's help to make this goal a reality. Big or small, every bit counts and makes a difference. We challenge the community to help us with our last months' push to meet our goal," urged Lynsi Polanco, Executive Director of the United Way of Grays Harbor.
"With the tough economy and unemployment status in Grays Harbor/Pacific Counties, we have many in our community who are in need of basic human wants: food, clothing and shelter. The need is stronger than ever," Polanco added, "When you give to United Way, you are helping your neighbor and making your community a better place to live."
"The United Way of Grays Harbor cannot exist without the care and support of this community. Thank you so much - together we are making a difference" Jonsson added.
If you would like to make a donation to United Way of Grays Harbor, please call (360) 532-6260 or mail to 101 E. Market Street, Suite 544 ~ Aberdeen, Washington 98520. United Way of Grays Harbor is helping meet the most critical needs in our County; from "at risk" youth to seniors, domestic violence to hunger and hospice care to daycare. Donations support 22 local health and human service agencies. Our mission is to unite people and resources to build a stronger, healthier Grays Harbor.