Marshall kicks off United Way campaign for 2013

UnitedWaylogo_squareMarshall University’s annual campaign for the United Way of the River Cities is under way, according to Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the College of Health Professions, who is chairing the effort this year.

“I am a big believer that a contribution to our United Way is the most effective and efficient way to make the biggest difference for those who need it most,” Prewitt said in a letter to the university community, “and so I am asking you to join me in helping our neighbors, in solving problems at their root cause and in improving our communities.”

The campaign has a goal of providing help to 30,000 individuals in the community, he said. Projects include those related to adult literacy, childhood obesity, dropout prevention, life skills, substance abuse prevention, basic needs and more.

The pledge form may be viewed or downloaded at the following address: Forms may be turned in at the Marshall Recreation Center to receive a free day pass, to an individual’s departmental office, or sent to Prewitt via campus mail at Prichard Hall 224.