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Interview: United Way of Davidson County

Interview: United Way of Davidson County


WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME CLOUDS RETURNING BY MONDAY. UNITED WAY HELPS PEOPLE ACROSS THE PIEDMONT TRIAD. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED WAY DAVIDSON DOCTOR LEE JESSUP, AND SHEILA SLAYDON, CAMPAIGN CHAIR, IS HERE TO TELL US MORE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE. OUR CAMPAIGN IS GOING VERY WELL. THE GOAL THIS YEAR’S $1.7 MILLION AND AS OF TODAY, WE ARE FORECASTING GETTING CLOSE TO ACHIEVING THAT GOAL. WE HAVE 17 LOAN EXECUTIVES THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTY THAT ARE STILL GOING IN OUR MANUFACTURING COMPANY BANKS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES AND TRYING TO CREATE CAMPAIGNS. HOW HAS THAT AFFECTED THE WORK OF UNITED WAY. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY JOB LOSSES. MANY OF OUR PEOPLE HAVE STEPPED UP. SHEILA MENTIONED BANKS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES. MANUFACTURING COMPANIES ARE STILL DOING A GREAT CAMPAIGN. DAVIDSON COUNTY EMPLOYEES DID A 5K RACE ON THANKSGIVING DAY. THEY HAD 600 PEOPLE. IN SPITE OF THE JOB LOSSES, WE SEEM TO BE DOING WELL. THE CAMPAIGN IS GOING BEAUTIFULLY. IT MEANS DAVIDSON COUNTY CITIZENS ARE GENEROUS, EVEN IN SPITE OF THE ECONOMIC TIMES. WE ARE HOPING THAT TRANSLATES INTO BETTER CAMPAIGNS FOR US. THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT A YEAR. THAT WILL TELL US WHAT WE NEED TO BE FUNDING. WE WILL TRY TO COME UP WITH FIVE OR SIX HUMAN SERVICE PROBLEMS THAT EXIST AND OUR UNITED WAY CAN RESPOND BETTER . IT HAS BEEN 10 YEARS SINCE WE DID THE LAST ONE. WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE THAT THE LAST WORD, BUT THANK YOU. YOU CAN WATCH WXII 12 PRESENTS, LIVING UNITED THIS THURSDAY AT 9:00 P.M. WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT UNITED WAY’S WORK IN THE COMMUNITY, THE IMPACT IT’S HAVING ON PEOPLE,

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