To the editor:
Deciding the needs of the community are too great to give up. With requests over $126,000 coming from our current Partner Agencies and knowing there are additional needs, we simply cannot turn our back now on a goal that needs to be met.
We are currently at 31 percent of our $135,000 goal - $40,895.
Now is the time for Copper Country residents and businesses to pull together to help close the gap between where we are and where we need to be. We are asking everyone who believes in helping their neighbors who are struggling with hunger, illness or providing shelter for their families to contribute what they can.
All of these needs many of us just take for granted. Our $135,000 goal is not an abstract number. It's the amount we need to raise to meet real needs that our friends and our own families experience every day in our community - critical needs that will go unmet without our help. Your gift to Copper Country United Way will help children and older all year long.
Please enroll in payroll deduction at your work place, or send in a donation directly to Copper Country United Way, P.O. Box 104, Houghton, MI 49931, or go online to www.coppercountryunitedway.org to donate through our PayPal account using your credit card.
United Way is unique in that with one donation you can help fund 14 community Partner Agencies - Your Community Agencies.
CCUW Office Manager