United Way distributes additional funds raised during the 2020 campaign goal to local groups

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On Friday, June 24, 2022, Hopkins County United Way distributed $53,689.64 in additional funds raised over the 2020 campaign goal of $150,000 to local groups.

“We are thrilled to be able to give back to organizations so much more,” said HCUW 2022-2023 President Kristy Moseley.

She and Mike Horne, who chaired the 2020-21 campaign, expressed their thanks to the generous residents of Hopkins County, whose campaign contributions exceeded the goal of $53,689.64.

Hopkins County United Way is presenting a total of $53,689.64 raised in excess of the $150,000 campaign goal for the 2020-21 campaign to agencies who benefited from this campaign.

“We are not the reason for United Way’s success. We are successful and able to distribute these surplus allocations from my campaign in 2020 thanks to our community – all generous donors, corporations and individuals. And, we succeed because of organizations like all of you, who give people a good reason to donate money to the United Way,” Horne told representatives of nonprofit organizations invited to the meeting to receive additional funding. “I want to personally thank you for being there so we can give you the money, because without your organizations and the wonderful things you do in our communities, there really is no reason to have United Way. So thanks.”

Funding was distributed to all but one of the agencies that received funding during the 2020 campaign. No funding was allocated to Jehovah Jireh Food Pantry as the group closed on May 23, 2022. Funding was designated according to the percentage of the initial objective attributed to each agency.

Among the recipient organizations recognized to receive additional funding during the June 24, 2022 HCUW distribution were:

  • Circle 10 Boy Scouts of America Council
  • Shiny Star Baseball
  • Can help
  • East Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ETCADA)
  • Christian Heritage Counseling Center
  • Hopkins County 4-H
  • Hopkins County Christian Alliance on behalf of Community Cupboard
  • Hopkins County Community Chest
  • Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Lakes Regional Community Center in the name of Our Place, Meal A Day
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Texas Inc.
  • SAFE-T (Family Lodging Agencies in East Texas)
  • Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Sulfur Springs Symphony League
  • Court for teenagers
  • The dinner bell

“Thank you. You just keep doing what you do and we will keep doing what we do. Kristy was the 2021-2022 campaign chair and she exceeded her goal, so hopefully this time next year, we’ll do that same meeting and hand out excess allocations. Emily Glass is our new campaign chair who will start fundraising from late September through October. We just hope to continue to meet our goals and donate more money,” said Horne.

He also thanked HCUW Executive Secretary Susan Berning, “the backbone that really makes United Way work”, and members of the HCUW Board of Directors for their “support and all that you do”.

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