Special to Iredell Free News

United Way of Iredell County has officially kicked off its 2020 Annual Campaign with a focus on serving the children of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Every single child deserves an opportunity to succeed,” said 2020 Campaign Chair Josh Snow. “We must, and we will continue to support the efforts of our 21 agency partners and their efforts to improve the health, education and financial stability of the whole community. But this fall we see the impact that this COVID-19 crisis has had on our children in Iredell County and feel like providing some additional strategic efforts right now to boost their success is an investment that will pay off for many decades to come.”

It takes an extraordinary array of partnerships to make this campaign possible each and every year, and 2020 has certainly continued that trend.

“We are extremely grateful to our friends at Iredell-Statesville Schools and Iredell County Government for their partnership in the creation of this COVID-19 Education Fund,” said Dr. Nelson Granade, United Way president. “Through their efforts, and those of many other supporting organizations and individuals, we have already raised over $165,000 towards this combined effort.”

Iredell Health System, which has sponsored the largest employee campaign in support of United Way for over a decade, also launched its campaign last week.

“Our organization makes this effort a priority each year because we know that dollars invested through our United Way will serve our local community, will be targeted on programs and services with a strong track record of success and will enhance our mission to Inspire Wellbeing — Together,” said John Green, president and CEO of Iredell Health System. “Our years as the lead employee campaign is a testament to the heart and generosity of our many talented employees.”

LEARN MORE

To learn more about the campaign or United Way, visit www.uwiredell.org, check out the virtual campaign kick-off video on the nonprofit’s Facebook page, or call 704-872-3000.

To make a personal gift, you can mail a check to P.O. Box 1312, Statesville NC 28687 (include Covid in the memo line to designate your gift to the Education Fund), text “ICchild” to 41444, or click on the donate button on the United Way website listed above.

About United Way of Iredell County

United Way of Iredell County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We partner with 21 local non-profit partners through our annual campaign, and many other local groups and initiatives year-round to achieve this goal. More information is available at www.uwiredell.org.

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