Make Tomorrow Better. Give Today.
A letter from UWBR Board Chair Al Hulick and UWBR President & CEO Mary Fanning-Penny
2020 is a year we’ll never forget. We’ve faced challenges we never expected, overcome odds stacked against us, learned things we couldn’t have imagined, banded together in ways we never thought possible. Thank you for LIVING UNITED through this overwhelming year, answering the call when we needed you the most.
Through it all, we have continued to improve lives and advance the common good–while ramping up our efforts to address a huge increase in need. As the Board Chair and CEO of United Way Blackhawk Region, we have seen our staff, donors, volunteers, and our entire community step up in an unprecedented way. With your help, we supported those devastated by the pandemic with emergency and COVID-19 Action Fund grants, responded to triple the amount of contacts to 211, and orchestrated personal protective equipment giveaways via our leadership role(s) on the Reopen Rock Task Force.
We all want to put this year behind us. We all want to start fresh on January 1, 2021. But we’re here to tell you that January is too late. We must start today. We will be facing a changed world for many years to come. Some of those changes are out of our hands. But many of them are within our control. Tomorrow may be full of questions, but we are the ones who can provide the answers. Because what we do together today determines tomorrow.
Join all of us here in the Blackhawk Region as we reimagine a future that is better than yesterday. A tomorrow full of hope, of possibility, of action. A tomorrow where every member of our community can have a safe home, a secure future, and opportunity to thrive.
To reach that new tomorrow, we need every single one of us to take action. Help us get there by making a gift today. As of Monday, December 14th, $1,098,276 of the $2.4 million campaign goal has been pledged.