United Way of Wilson County Newsletter
United Way of North Carolina
Spirit Awards
Each year, United Way of North Carolina recognizes organizations who have succeeded in raising funds to support their community and have dedicated themselves to being part of the long-term solution to build stronger communities. A panel of 25 judges representing United Way organizations across North Carolina reviewed more than 40 nominations to select this year’s winners, who were recognized at the Spirit of North Carolina Award Lunch held in Pinehurst, NC on February 19th, 2020.

The City of Wilson was recognized for their demonstration of excellence in their United Way of Wilson County campaign. Their employee engagement, participation, and recognition at their annual United Way Campaign Kickoff Lunch set them apart, and landed them in the "Best Practices" category!

United Way of North Carolina also recognized BB&T now Truist for “Building a Better Future” and championing United Way’s efforts across multiple North Carolina communities for many years. Representatives from BB&T now Truist attended the United Way of NC Annual Meeting and received this honor at the Spirit of NC Awards Luncheon.
Annual Meeting
We celebrated a successful year and campaign at our annual meeting on February 26th, 2020 at the Wilson Country Club.

We recognized our volunteers, agencies, donors, sponsors, and organizations that made the 2019 United Way Campaign such a success!

To read more about the specific awards given, click here for the article provided by The Wilson Times.
We have t-shirts and Silipint cups for sale at $15 each or 2 items for $25. Call us at 252.237.3194 to get yours today!
Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate! We had a wonderful crowd full of volunteers, agencies, donors, and friends!
Agency Spotlight
Mental Health America
in Wilson County

MHA-Wilson Annual Banquet held its Annual Banquet on February 4th, 2020. Valerie Woodard with S.A.F.E. of Rocky Mount discussed human trafficking, its causes and how to identify its victims to a packed house of Wilson community members.

S.A.F.E. is a human trafficking awareness and prevention agency that provides education, training and resources to professionals and services to victims and survivors. This is not a crime happening somewhere else. It is happening right here in Wilson. Thank you to Mental Health America in Wilson County for bringing awareness to such an important topic!

March 27th, 2020 | 6pm-9pm
Whirligig Park - Downtown Wilson
Join us for an evening of fun at our first ever "Brew Good Wilson" fundraising event! We will have adult brews from Brewmasters, and other beverages for the whole family! We will have a casual dinner provided by Marty's BBQ and live music by a local favorite - 3MB (Three Man Band)!

Funds raised at this event will go directly back to the United Way of Wilson County enabling us to support programs, services and initiatives that deliver results in the areas of education, income, and health.

For more details and to purchase tickets ($25) click the button below
or Call Virginia Bane 252.237.3194.
Upcoming Agency Events
  • 10 Year Celebration! (March 7th, 2020 | 11am - 1pm at The SPOT) Join The SPOT as they celebrate 10 years of service in our community! Games, food, and fun - free to all!
W ilson Crisis Center
  • Senior, Senior Prom (March 7th, 2020 | 4pm - 7pm at Fike High School) Call 252-237-5156 for more information!

*Be sure to check our agency's websites & facebook pages for more information on upcoming events.