Tygart Valley United Way urges residents to step up with 2023 campaign


TAYLOR COUNTY—The Tygart Valley United Way has kicked off their annual campaign and is hoping that it will supersede the goal they met last year.

The entity has set their sights higher this year, hoping to bring in even more funding that will be put to use assisting residents in the counties it serves, through this year’s campaign, “It Starts With You.”

Through the venture, the United Way is hoping to raise a whopping $625,000, and they are off to a good start having already obtained $49,560 as of Sunday, September 11.

Funds collected during the initiative will help provide support to 46 programs throughout 39 health and human service agencies across the organizations five counties, including Taylor, Marion, Barbour, Randolph and Tucker counties.

“These programs work day and night to create better and stronger communities, but they need support,” expressed Tygart Valley United Way Chief Executive Officer Brett White. “Every dollar collected will be used locally to help aid residents in our counties of coverage.”

After integrating to become the Tygart Valley United Way, the organization launched their first-ever regional campaign, and when all was said and done, it was deemed a smashing success.

The campaign, “Charting a New Course,” kicked off in September, and organizers set a goal of collecting $620,000 that would be used by the organization to help provide services to the five counties it serves.

As the initiative wrapped up, the United Way was pleased to announce that it exceeded its goal, bringing in $630,507 in vital funding, thanks to the kind hearts and generosity of donors throughout the region.

According to the Tygart Valley United Way, their workplace campaigns are about bringing people in local workplaces together to tackle the community’s most difficult issues in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.

As in year’s past, with the 2023 campaign, businesses and organizations will be afforded a special way to help chip in.

Small businesses, major corporations and nonprofits, are asked to join the hundreds of local businesses and organizations that run workplace campaigns each year, allowing employees to give in regular increments, via payroll deduction, through an easy-to-use system or through paper pledging.

“We’re so thankful to every person and company that stepped up to help us in year’s past,” commented White. “We are honored to lead this campaign and advocate on behalf of the agencies, programs, and individuals making positive change in our community every day!”

Those wishing to learn more, may visit www.tvunitedway.org. 

There, donations may be made quickly and easily. Donations may also be made by texting TYGART to 41444.

On the website, individuals may access donor pledge card that may be mailed, along with cash or check, to Tygart Valley United Way 221 Washington Street, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Those with questions are encouraged to reach out to White via email at [email protected] or by phone at 304-366-4550 ext. 101.

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