Editorials, Opinion

United Way going to ‘Change the Game’

The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties will be kicking off its 2023 campaign next month. This year’s campaign co-chairs are Brooke Brown, Amanda Mazey, Kate Covich and Lindsay Hammond. Fitting, since the campaign theme is “Change the Game” and their husbands are WVU football coach Neal Brown, baseball coach Randy Mazey, golf coach Sean Covich and rifle coach Jon Hammond, respectively.

Several area businesses, including The Dominion Post, have been chosen as Pacesetters to get the campaign started by raising money early, but members of the public can start making donations on United Way Day, Sept. 9.

The 2022 campaign aimed to raise $1.2 million and surpassed the goal by over $66,000. For this year’s efforts, United Way has set the target for $1.3 million in total, from corporate gifts, individual donations and fundraising events.

United Way funds programs for the following organizations: Abundant Life Recovery Housing Network, American Red Cross, Bartlett Housing Solutions, Boy Scouts Mountaineer Area Council, CASA for Kids, Catholic Charities, Christian Help, Community Kitchen, Food for Preston, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, Legal Aid of West Virginia, Milan Puskar Health Right, Mon County Child Advocacy Center, Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity, Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels, Morgantown Area Youth Services Project, On Eagles’ Wings, Operation Welcome Home, PACE Enterprises, Preston County Workshop, Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties, Salvation Army, Scott’s Run Settlement House, The Shack Neighborhood House, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Visiting Homemakers and WV Caring.

Keep an eye on our pages for more information as we get closer to United Way Day and the official campaign kickoff.