United Way campaign gets under way this week

The 2012  United Way of the River Cities workplace campaign is now under way with pledges and contributions being accepted through Friday, Nov. 16.

Pledge forms have been sent to mailboxes and MU staff can also contribute through payroll deductions, according to Jaye Ike, chair of this year’s campaign.  “It doesn’t take much; $1.00 per paycheck can change a life,” she said.  “Your contribution to United Way reaches many people in many counties in our area.  And your dollars stay here.”

Marshall’s workplace goal this year is $35,000.

United Way of the River Cities supports programs and strategies that address problems in this region. Thirty percent of the money assures that individuals and families in crisis have food, clothing, safe shelter and medications and 70 percent helps fund programs that are creating long-term solutions to critical issues such as substance abuse and the dropout problem, along with other life issues.

Online donations can be made at http://www.marshall.edu/unitedway. For more information or if there are questions, contact Ike at jaye.ike@marshall.edu.