Looking through our 2019-20 Impact Report at all we accomplished last year gives me hope for the year ahead. Together, we worked with you to do what none of us can do on our own: build a caring community where everyone matters.
Then the coronavirus hit. Suddenly, it was very real how precarious things can be for so many in our community.
Mr. Rogers says “look for the helpers” in times of crisis. I’m grateful to share we’ve had no shortage of citizens, community partners, corporations and government partners step up.
This includes the donors who made United Way’s fourth round of COVID-19 response fund grants possible earlier this month. It also includes our new United Way Campaign Cabinet who have the courage to lead in unsettling times.
As we head into an uncertain recovery, making sure no one gets left behind is United Way’s most important job. This Campaign, that job starts with supporting a network of frontline agencies who make up our social safety net.
Because we’re a community who cares about each other. Because together we can fight the coronavirus and all the challenges it throws at us. And because, now more than ever, our friends and neighbours need us, I’m rolling up my sleeves.
Are you with me?
Thank you for improving lives locally,
Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO