United Way Perth-Huron Kick-Off Tour 2017



United Way Perth-Huron Kick-Off Tour 2017
 

St. Marys

Kick-Off Tour 2017 - St.Marys

Milverton

Kick-Off Tour 2017 - Milverton

Listowel

Kick-Off Tour 2017 - Listowel

Wingham

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) celebrated the 2017 campaign kick-off on Monday in Wingham at the Royal Oaks Hub. Wingham was one of seven stops on the Kick-Off Tour through Perth and Huron Counties. Trevor Seip, local Counselor brought greetings from the North Huron Municipality and Shelly McPhee-Haist spoke of the importance of United Way to One Care’s Easy Ride™ program throughout both counties.

Kick-Off Tour 2017 - Wingham

Goderich

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) celebrated the 2017 campaign kick-off on Monday in Goderich on the grounds of the Huron County Courthouse. Goderich was one of seven stops on the Kick-Off Tour through Perth and Huron Counties. Goderich Mayor, Kevin Morrison, brought greetings from council and spoke warmly of the work that United Way Perth Huron does in Goderich and throughout Huron County.

Kick-Off Tour 2017 - Goderich

Clinton

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) celebrated the 2017 Campaign Kick-Off on Monday in Clinton at the Huron County Health Unit. Clinton was one of seven stops in the Kick-Off Tour through Perth and Huron Counties. Staff from the health unit joined the group to hear of United Way’s campaign goal and the impact being made throughout the two counties.

 

Exeter

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) celebrated the 2017 Campaign kick-off on Monday in Exeter at the South Huron Council Chambers. Exeter was the final of seven stops in the Kick-Off Tour through Perth and Huron Counties. South Huron Mayor, Maureen Cole, brought greetings from the municipality and spoke of the tremendous work that United Way does in Huron County.

Kick-Off Tour 2017 - Exeter

 

The 2017/2018 goal of $1,556,445 was announced. Ryan Erb, Executive Director of UWPH spoke to the groups regarding the campaign’s goal, “To meet the needs we’ve identified in our community we have to be bold,” Erb said, “But if by aiming high we ensure more people gain access to important programs and services, it’s worth the risk.” United Way’s ambitions for the 2017/18 campaign appear to be justified;  $237,187.90 has already been raised.

The money donated during United Way’s annual campaign helps close to 50 local organizations, programs and services, one of which was highlighted at the gathering.  “211 is a free phone call for anyone,” Susan Faber, UWPH Director of Community Information explained, “It’s for a mom worried about her son’s math homework. It’s for a senior who is alone and spiraling into depression. It’s for a single parent who has lost their job and knows the rent is due Monday and there won’t be any food in the house by Tuesday. This incredibly powerful resource is available to everyone in Perth and Huron thanks to United Way.”

 “Our communities are always there for us,” Andrew Williams, UWPH Campaign Chair said, “They’ve shown in the past that when we give them a challenge, the people of Perth and Huron counties rise to meet it. I’m proud to live in that kind of community and to be part of the tremendous work United Way does. ”

United Way Perth-Huron is 100% local and supports almost 50 organizations and services across Perth and Huron Counties. To help United Way continue supporting these local services, donations are gladly accepted.  Call 519-271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

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For more information or to set up an interview with Ryan Erb, Executive Director, please call    1-877-818-8867 or 519-271-7730 or email info@perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

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