(May 6, 2016) – Since its founding in 1956, United Way of Southern Kentucky has been the leader in bringing together the resources - whether it be money, time via volunteerism, talent, or collaborations - to build a stronger, more caring community. In 2016, United Way of Southern Kentucky will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. While enjoying a look back at the last 60 years, it is also time to look forward to the next 60 years to ensure that our community can continue to thrive. In order to do so, United Way is asking community members to consider making a donation to help pave the way for a community where individuals are education, healthy, and financially stable. 

In recognition of United Way of Southern Kentucky's 60th Anniversary, 19 individuals have stepped up to ask that you support them and a cause that is important to them with a donation during the month of May. The following list is available on the United Way website at www.LIVEUNITEDToday.com in the Secure the Future section. From this page, the individual’s name listed can be clicked to be linked directly to the individuals very own fundraising page where you can make a donation and show your support for their cause. You can also text the noted keyword to 71777 to be linked directly to their donation via your mobile device.

JERROD BARKS: Health: Healthcare Costs for Youth & Adults (TEXT: JERROD to 71777)


BRIAN DAVIS: Safe Home & Community: Access to Basic Needs (TEXT: BRIAN to 71777)

MICHELLE EVERSOLE: Choose Your Area of Impact  (TEXT: EVERSOLE to 71777)

DONNA & KATIE BETH HARMON: Early Childhood Education (TEXT: HARMON to 71777)

DR. JAMES MCCASLIN: Choose Your Area of Impact (TEXT: DRJ to 71777)

KELLIE MCKAY: Early Childhood Education (TEXT: KELLIE to 71777)

BRAD ODIL: In Honor of United Way's 60th Anniversary (TEXT: BRAD to 71777)

BRENDA POLLEY & BRE RUTTER: Early Childhood Education (TEXT: BOOKS to 71777)

ANN PUCKETT: In Memory of Charles M. Moore (TEXT: ANN to 71777)

KAY ROMANS: In Memory of someone special to you (TEXT: KAY to 71777)

DANA RUSSELL: Education (TEXT: DANA to 71777)

KATIE STREDNAK SINGER: 2-1-1 Contact Center Services (TEXT: KATIES to 71777)

BROOKE SUMMERS: Safe Home & Community: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse (TEXT: BROOKE to 71777)

JOE TINIUS: Early Childhood Education (TEXT: JOE to 71777)

TAMARA VOGLER: In Memory of or In Honor of someone special to you (TEXT: VOGLER to 71777)

ASHLEE WILSON: Kindergarten Readiness  (TEXT: ASHLEE to 71777)

Consider making a donation In Memory of or In Honor of someone special to you to commemorate United Way’s 60th Anniversary. Donors can also choose which county you would like for your donation to impact.

For more information about United Way’s 60th Anniversary or to make a donation in support of these individuals, log on to the United Way of Southern Kentucky website at www.liveunitedtoday.com.  

United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) is a local, independent, non-profit organization that works to identify and address the issues that matter most, change conditions and improve lives. The mission of United Way of Southern Kentucky is to be the leader in bringing together the resources to build a stronger, more caring community. United Way is focused on the building blocks for good quality of life – Education, Income, Health and Safety Net. Therefore, the vision of United Way is a Southern Kentucky where all residents are educated, healthy, and financially stable. Incorporated as a charitable non-profit entity in 1956, UWSK has long served a major role in the community by bringing people together to create opportunities that make a measurable difference in the quality of life for people where they live and work.                                                               #          #          #