The following is an editorial from FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, first aired on Tuesday, October 2, 2012:
Today more than ever, our children need guidance,
development and support. Parents, who are working hard to support their
families, need support. The Boys Scouts,
the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire USA, the Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big
Sisters all work to that end and they're here making a difference because they
are funded in part by the United Way.
Families struggling with health issues depend upon the
research being done through Easter Seals, the American Heart Association, and
the Sickle Cell Disease Association. The
United Way provides critical funding for them.
Whether it's blood transfusions or storm relief provided by
the American Red Cross, shelter or family support provided by the Salvation
Army, fundamental reading skills taught by the Literacy Council…most of us, our
family or friends have been touched by a United Way funded agency. There are more than 80 of those agencies in
Every dollar helps.
$15 buys transportation for a senior citizen to a medical
appointment…$17 buys a tutoring session for a child struggling to read.
We can make a difference… with our dollar, or five or ten. All of the United Way agencies providing critical services to our families are underfunded and over-worked. Please help in any way you can. What do you think?
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