How will my investment help?



 By FAYE NORTHCUTT-KNOX

How do I know my investment in United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties help the people in Cannon County?  That is a good question and a valid one.  United Way believes in total transparency and is eager to report back to the community how your hard earned dollars is invested.

  Last year a total of $28,723.52 was raised for Cannon County.  $3,115.00 came directly from investments within Cannon County and $25,608.52 came from funds that were designation from companies and individuals outside of Cannon County; those funds are defined as designated funds.  However, $52,572.00 was invested back into Cannon County.  

The following is a breakdown of the programs that were funded:

  Cannon County Senior Center (Partner Agency)               $  30,500.00

  We Care Cannon (grant award)                                        $    4,000.00

  Food Backpack Program of Woodbury United                   $    5,000.00

                Methodist Church (grant award)

  Cannon County Save; Domestic Violence Education           $    5,000.00

               And Court Advocacy Program (grant award)

  Cannon County 4-H Program (grant award)                       $    1,800.00

  Non-Partner designations                                                  $     6,272.00

  Total                                                                                   $  52,572.00

  Cannon County is served by 26 partner agencies of your United Way in areas of Education - helping children and youth achieve their potential; Health - improving peoples health; Income - promoting financial stability and independence; and Rebuilding Lives - response, relief, and recovery. 

  These four areas are supported by programs such as Success By 6 active learning, VITA or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance  program, FamilyWize Prescription Discount Cards, Long-Term Disaster Relief Organization program, the 2-1-1 program - connecting people to local services - and other programs that positively impact the lives of your neighbors.

  So the next time someone asks why they should invest in United Way the answer is simple; When we Live United, we create real, lasting change in the building blocks of life. United Way works in your community to make that change happen.