United Way Invites Residents to Share Thoughts on Issues Impacting the Community

19-Aug-2014

United Way of Southern Kentucky is looking to engage community members across Southern Kentucky to create a shared vision for the future and set goals for collective action. In order to accomplish these goals, United Way is reaching out to community members to share what they want for their community by identifying those issues that are of most importance. One of the ways in which this is being accomplished is through a survey that United Way is asking all community members to complete.

“We no longer want to make assumptions as to what the right thing to do is and we want to do more than create quick fixes.  We want to hear from everyone, and have been out in all ten counties of the BRADD area listening to community members and learning about their hopes and dreams along with the concerns and challenges being faced by so many. The survey is another opportunity for community members to voice what they would like to see their community become and the challenges that are standing in the way.  It is our hope that the results of these surveys combined with 55 Community Conversations and intensive research data will help us understand how we can create real, lasting change within our community,” says Beth Stroud, Director of Community Impact for United Way of Southern Kentucky.

United Way’s goal is to have 5,000 surveys completed by August 31st. So far to date, over 4,000 surveys have been completed.

Information gathered will allow United Way to focus on and develop an action plan aimed to create lasting change around the issues in which community members have a vested interest.

To complete the brief survey, community members living in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties can log onto the United Way of Southern Kentucky website at www.LIVEUNITEDToday.com and click ‘Take the Survey’ on the home page. Responses are sent directly to United Way and are anonymous.

For more information on how you can make the choice to LIVE UNITED through giving, advocating and volunteering, log on to the United Way of Southern Kentucky website at www.liveunitedtoday.com.