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United Way ready to kick off fundraising

Now, More Than Ever is theme for the 2021 campaign

Now, More Than Ever is the theme for the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties’ 2021 Campaign, which will kick off Wednesday. 

It has been dubbed United Way Day and is meant to familiarize the public with the United Way and its campaign, which will center around the urgency of donations, especially because of the pandemic and its effects on the community.

In the morning, United Way employees and volunteers will try to drum up some support for the organization by standing on busy corners in the community with signs asking for people to honk in support.

In the afternoon, the 2020 Campaign chairs, representatives from several companies, and United Way staff and board members will gather on Zoom where the 10 Pacesetters will reveal how much they’ve already raised toward the 2021 campaign. Each year, the Pacesetters run early campaigns to kickstart fundraising for the United Way.

Throughout United Way Day, people are encouraged to wear their Live United shirts if they have them and post about the organization and campaign on social media using the hashtags #NowMoreThanEver and #LiveUnited. There is also a special Facebook frame that supporters are encouraged to use on their profile pictures during the day to emphasize the importance of giving Now, More Than Ever.

This funding is vital to helping the most vulnerable in Monongalia and Preston counties. And this year, those needs have never been more real. Donations are needed to help this community recover and reimagine. Donate at or text NOW2021 to 41444.

In addition to donating, people are encouraged to volunteer and advocate on United Way Day. United Way’s volunteer opportunities can be found at People are also encouraged to connect with the United Way on Facebook (@unitedwaympc), Twitter (@unitedwaympc) and Instagram (unitedwaympc).

The money raised during the annual   campaign stays in Monongalia and Preston counties, providing support to 43 programs at 24 agencies. For more, visit

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