It is my honor to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of your United Way for the 2020-2021. During these very difficult times, United Way of Southern Cameron County has stepped up once again, as we have for 65 years. We are focused on helping people get through the economic crisis resulting from the global pandemic. Early on we asked ourselves, "What is the most important thing we can do right this minute? What are the most urgent needs of our community?" And then we gathered our partners and went to work fighting hunger in southern Cameron County.
And we're fighting hunger in a way that provides income for those who have been most affected by COVID-19--restaurant workers. Our Get Shift Done initiative hires these furloughed workers to prepare, package and distribute food. They make it possible to get more food to more people more quickly, and they get some much-needed income for doing it.
United Way is so much more than a fundraiser. We are hand raisers and game changers. I invite you to join us. Raise your voice. Raise your hand. Raise some funds to help the cause. Get involved, because change doesn't happen alone.
Thank you for everything you do to make southern Cameron County a better place.