2013 Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off

For Immediate Release:

September 2013

Contact: Darlene Felkins or Scott Docherty
(503) 325-1961

This month, the United Way of Clatsop County launched its 2013 Fundraising Campaign with very successful kick-off.  The event was held at Lum’s Auto Center in Warrenton, and was an opportunity for Campaigners and supporters to become acquainted with the twelve service organizations, currently receiving funding from United Way. Presentations were made, and the community was given a snapshot view into these very important groups who serve our neighbors who have the biggest need. Please see our website for more details – www.clatsopunitedway.org

One of the biggest supporters of the United Way of Clatsop County for years has been Georgia Pacific’s Wauna Mill. Representing this generous company, Kristi Ward presented UWCC’s president, Dick Easton, with a check for $31,500.  In addition, employees will have to opportunity to give through payroll deductions.2013_campaign_04

 Georgia Pacific’s Kristi Ward presenting check for $31,500 to President Dick Easton along with the United Way of Clatsop County’s board of directors and Campaign Chairperson, Teresa Accuardi. Photo by Scott Docherty – www.redhare.com

 This year’s fundraising goal is $275,000, which has already reached 30%. (This number changes daily.) Through the ongoing generosity of our community, and upcoming popular events, like Iron Chef Goes Coastal and Lite Bite, we hope to reach our campaign goal and continue to provide much-needed support to the organizations that help our community. To lend your support, please contact the United Way of Clatsop County at (503) 325-1961. And be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for up-to-date information about upcoming events.

Additional photos for your consideration:

2013_campaign_01UWCC President Elect Charlene Larsen and Executive Director Darlene Felkins. Photo by Scott Docherty – www.redhare.com

2013_campaign_03Appetizers graciously provided by Clatsop County Food Bank, beverages generously supplied by Clatsop Distributing. Photo by Scott Docherty – www.redhare.com

2013_campaign_082013 Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off at Lum’s Auto Center. Photo by Scott Docherty – www.redhare.com