Special to Iredell Free News

For the second year in a row, Love United Iredell has successfully funded small projects for nonprofits throughout Iredell County. A total of $28,184 was raised for local nonprofits through Love United Iredell.

The winning class at Third Creek Elementary School raised money for the Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont.

In total, eight projects reached their Love United Iredell fundraising goal! Three of those nonprofits ended up greatly exceeding their initial fundraising goal. Pharos Parenting, Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont and Iredell County Friends of the Library were all able to use their increased partnerships in the community to greatly exceed their initial goal.

A special thanks to all of our sponsors and partners for donating to make these projects become a reality: Randy Marion Chevrolet of Statesville & Randy Marion Ford Lincoln GM, 92.9 & 500 WAME Real Country, GG’s Art Frames Gift, Iredell County Economic Development Corporation, Iredell Free News, Statesville Record & Landmark, Mooresville Tribune, McDonald’s, Rotary Club of Statesville, Doosan Bobcat, and Iredell-Statesville Schools.

Many of these community partners stepped up in big ways to support these small projects and took the time to learn more about the organizations which they worked alongside. This also achieved the second goal of Love United Iredell in deepening the relationships that each of the participating nonprofits had within the community. In the long run, these agencies will continue to be able to strengthen the bonds they have in Iredell, furthering their own missions.

United Way of Iredell County will coordinate the next Love United Iredell campaign in early 2022. Organizers hope to increase the the number of projects from the community nonprofits and partnerships across the county.