A total of $ 24,639 of the $ 150,000 goal was raised in the first official week of the 2021 Hopkins County United Way campaign.
Although only half a dozen were able to stay for the entire meeting, several HCUW campaign workers either stopped by or sent the donation packages they had collected with other volunteers to the first campaign report meeting. Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
“We are really delighted that this is the first meeting and that we have been so successful and that so many donations have already arrived at this point. Great job, everyone, ”said HCUW 2021-22 Campaign Chair Kristy Moseley Tuesday morning after all donations received up to 9 a.m. had been counted.
Campaign volunteer Carolyn McKinney said that by visiting various potential donors, she made a point of showing them that the 18 local nonprofits have allocated a portion of the 150,000 goal. $ of the 2021-2022 campaign. She said the feedback she had received was positive, with more than one noting how good it is to know that funds raised in Hopkins County will stay in the county for the benefit of local residents.
McKinney noted several local companies that have again faithfully contributed to HCUW, including Lee’s Hallmark, Janitorial Supply, Chad Cable, and Texas AgriLife Extension Office. She was delighted to see one of the contributors give more than this year’s goal.
To all contributors, McKinney said, “We just want them to know that we are very grateful for their donations. “
She noted that she may be available to help any campaign workers, if they can’t pick up packages, if they let her know.
Campaign volunteer Tim Glenn said all packages assigned to him have been delivered. Winburn Milk, he noted, continues to support HCUW by once again giving faithfully to the campaign.
Linda Galligher has collected donations from J. Brian Allen, Don Clayton, Hall Oil Company, Powers & Blount, Broadway Smiles – Dr. Praveena Seetharam Shetty and Smith & Smith Law Firm.
Kayla Price Mitchell and Markeda Fischer have collected donation packages from Professional Land Title Company, Gloria Mitchell Insurance and Preuss Flecker and Associates, noted HCUW Executive Secretary Susan Berning.
Packages were also given to Linda Christian for Dr. Lawrence, Larry Crowson for Lou Nell’s and Tina Phillips for Hometown Auto. A donation from John Berning Farmers Insurance was also among the counts for the first week.
HCUW also received a grant from the Farmers Electric Charitable Foundation. HCUW has applied for several years and is very grateful to receive the grant, explained Berning.
Joel Tiemeyer also handed over donation packages from UPS, City of Sulfur Springs, News-Telegram, Edward Jones-financial adviser Chris Voorheese and West Oaks Funeral Home, Moseley reported. East Texas Line-X, Interstate Body, Mattheson Gas, M&F Western Products, Circle E Western Store, Commercial Glass & Mirror also contributed, Moseley reported.
“It’s very exciting. We’re doing great, guys,” Moseley said. “We’re going to get the rest of our packages and see where we are next week. Thank you all for your hard work.”
“Thank you, so, so,” added Berning.
Those who wish can donate or find out more about Hopkins County United Way and the 2021-2022 campaign through the organization’s website, https://hcuw.org, and the Facebook page.
The next campaign report meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office. Campaign report meetings will be held at 9 a.m. every Tuesday in October, as well as Wednesday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 9, if necessary to reach the goal of $ 150,000 to help the 18 organizations that have allocated funds. .