United Way Celebrates the Local Love

United Way Celebrates the Local Love

United Way volunteers and supporters gathered Friday morning to enjoy a Community Celebration Breakfast. This event – presented by RSM in partnership with the Radisson Hotel Red Deer, and Olymel – recognizes the support of Central Albertans and celebrates the impact that United Way is making across the region.

The 2018 theme ‘Show Your Local Love’ was driven home this morning as many gathered to celebrate the incredible contributions of many supporters who have ensured visible and lasting change for our community.

United Way’s campaign objective is always to raise as much as possible to maximize the impact in the community. This year Central Albertans showed their local love by pledging $2 Million dollars in Central Alberta, with a few campaigns still to wrap up. This generous support will allow United Way Central Alberta to support programs that address the unignorable issues in our community.

“Thank you all for putting so much heart into making our 2018 campaign a success,” said Ron Sauve, volunteer Campaign Co-Chair. “We have acknowledged a few of our outstanding workplaces here today, but ultimately the success rests on the local love demonstrated by each and every one of you.”

Among those awarded at the Community Celebration Breakfast were the top three fundraising contributors: NOVA Chemicals, MEGlobal and Alberta Health Services. The Rising Star Award went to Costco for continued growth in fundraising and participation, and the Innovation Award went to Scott Builders for their creative campaign initiatives.

“Whether you participated in a workplace campaign, are a corporate donor, gave individually, or gave generously of your time to support United Way Central Alberta, thank you for showing your local love. Because of you, United Way Central Alberta is able to make a positive impact throughout Central Alberta,” said Brett Speight, CEO for United Way Central Alberta. “Now it’s time for us to review applications and make the difficult decisions about where to invest the dollars raised during campaigns.”


Written by Duane Rolheiser

Originally published by Todayville.com