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United Way Campaign Kick-Off

United Way Campaign Kick-Off


♪ WE ARE BACK WITH DWAYNE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNITED WAY. HE IS TALKING ABOUT SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CAMPAIGN KICK OFF. TELL US ABOUT THIS. WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN KICK OFF THIS YEAR, DWAYNE? THE CAMPAIGN KICK OFF WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 11. JUST AS WE HAVE DONE THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WE ARE GOING TO DO BOTH OF OUR KICK OFFS. BECAUSE WE ARE UNITED WAY OF MISSOURI AND SOUTHEAST AS WE DO JOPLIN. AND THEN WE ALSO DO THE CAMPAIGN KICK OFF IN PITTSBURG. THIS YEAR WE WILL BE DOING THE JOPLIN BREAKFAST A BAN QUIT CENTER BEHIND GRANNY SHAFFERS. SOUTHWEST MISSOURI BANK WILL BE OUR SPONSOR. WHEN WE GET DONE WITH THAT WE RACE OVER TO KANSAS CROSSING CASINO WE WILL HAVE A LUNCH THERE AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE CAMPAIGN GOAL FOR JOPLIN AND PITTSBURG. SEPTEMBER 11. BREAKFAST HERE IN JOPLIN AND LUNCH IN PITTSBURG. Shelby: THAT SOUNDS LIKE A FUN DAY. IT’S A BUSY DAY BUT IT IS A FUN DAY. LOTS OF FOOD AND TALKING AND GETTING TO GO SHARE OUR MESSAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY. THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN IS THE FACES OF CHANGE. WE REALLY TALKED ABOUT, OKAY, THESE PEOPLE WHEN THEY INVEST IN UNITED WAY THEY ARE THE FACES OF WHAT MAKES CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY. SO WE JUST THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS A VERY FITTING THEME FOR THIS YEAR. SO FACES OF CHANGE. WE ARE ALSO EXPANDING LAST YEAR WE LAUNCHED THE DINE UNITED DAYS. WE WORKED WITH A LOT OF JOPLIN RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES. AND THEY DONATED A PERCENTAGE OF DAY SALES TO UNITED WAY. AS SMALL BUSINESSES A LOT OF TIMES WE HEAR HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED IN THE UNITED WAY? I DON’T HAVE LARGE EMPLOYEES TO DO EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGNS. THIS IS A WAY FOR A SMALL BUSINESS OR RESTAURANT TO GET INVOLVED. SOME OF THEM WILL DO 10% OR 15% OF THE DAY SALES. WE INVITE PEOPLE TO COME OUT. WE SUPPORT IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM. IT IS A WAY WAY FOR THE GRAY WAY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO GET INVOLVED. WE ARE EXPANDING. LAST YEAR WE HEARD PEOPLE FROM PITTSBURG SAY WE WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS TOO. OUR STAFF IN PITTSBURG, BOB, WE HAVE GOT FREDDIES ON BOARD AND RIB CRIB. MAYBE THERE ARE OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES THAT SAY HEY I WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING. REACH OUT TO US. WE’LL TRY TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT AND MAKE THAT WORK FOR THEM. WHERE WOULD YOU SEND THEM TO FIND MORE INFORMATION? JUST YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR REGULAR WEBSITE? EITHER ONE OR FACEBOOK PAGE OR WEBSITE WILL BE PROMOTING THIS THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER. WE DO THE RESTAURANT DAYS THE DINE UNITED DAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER. AND SO WE HAVE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ON DIFFERENT DAYS. WE ARE ALSO DOING A FOOD TRUCK DAY. SO THE NEW ANTIQUE MALL JENKERVILLE. THEY WILL LET US PULL TODAY TRUCKS NO THE PARKING LOT ONE DAY AND THEY ARE DONATING A PERCENTAGE OF THEIR SALES FOR THAT DAY TO UNITED WAY. SO WE ALL HAVE TO EAT. WE MIGHT AS WELL GO OUT AND SUPPORT ONE OF YOUR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS. Shelby: AND GET SOMETHING GOOD. ALL OF THOSE PLACES ARE GREAT. I LOVE FOOD TRUCKS THAT’S WHEN YOU GET SOMETHING SPECIAL MORE UNIQUE. THAT’S FUN. THANKS FOR COMING ON TO SHARE WITH US ABOUT THAT AND LOOK UP ON FACEBOOK OR THE WEBSITE IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED. IF YOU WANT TO EAT AND WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU CAN GO SO YOU CAN GIVE THE UNITED WAY FOR PART OF YOUR MEAL. THANKS FOR COMING ON WE APPRECIATE IT. METEOROLOGIST MATT POSGAI

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