United Way fights to keep lights on

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United Way recently participated in Giving Tuesday in an effort to raise funds and awareness for programs that support financial stability in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

Through its Keep the Lights On initiative that began on Dec. 2, the United Way is raising funds that will be distributed back into the community through programs and services.

Three thousand one hundred and ninety-three calls were made to 2-1-1 from Rutherford and Cannon counties (from July 1, 2013- June 30, 2014) for housing and utility assistance, making this the largest need in the community. Over the next 18 days, United Way is seeking community investments that will directly benefit programs that support family-sustaining income, income supports, savings and assets, manageable expenses and affordable housing.

Cathy Mitchell, with Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, said, "United Way is building a stronger community through programs and services which encourage financial stability. When my investment assists someone facing challenges, I feel assured it will provide relief as well as the resources for overcoming adversity".
By investing in Keep the Lights On, participants are contributing to long-term, sustainable change in Rutherford and Cannon counties in the area of financial stability.

For more information about Keep the Lights On, visit http://ktlo.causevox.com/ or call 615-893-7303.

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