We are often asked, what exactly does Moffat County United Way do? The simplest way to answer that question is – we help people. That is our one single goal. We help people of all ages and from all walks of life. We focus on health, education and financial stability – the three building blocks to a good quality of life. 

How do we help so many people with so many needs? We partner with over 50 local agencies to help 1 in 4 people in our community. Instead of focusing on one simple cause or issue, we focus on multiple issues helping the community as a whole. This way, one donation not only goes to the need that everyone is aware of but also to those that are less obvious but no less important. 

Help is available whether it is needed to provide a safe, positive place for kids, to provide education and support for low-income families, or to keep a senior at home longer. This level of helping is possible because hundreds of people across our county generously make donations. The beauty is that 100% of the money raised here stays here, in our community. 

The best part is that local community members make the funding decisions for United Way grants. That’s right, local people volunteer their time to review the local nonprofit organizations in the areas of quality programming, governance, finance, and administration to make sure your donation is used wisely. 

United Way also helps support the betterment of the community by participating in highway clean up, serving food at the local community kitchen twice a year and thanking our community volunteers at an annual luncheon. In addition, we lead Youth United Way, a leadership experience that teaches high school students the importance of service, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

We need your help as we raise money this fall. Watch for campaigning at your place of employment, where your employer may provide matching funds thereby doubling your donation. Otherwise, visit www.unitedwaymoffat.org/donate to make your donation right now because United We Can, inspire hope and create opportunities for everyone!

Learn more about Moffat County United Way by visiting our website at www.unitedwaymoffat.org and be sure to like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unitedwaymoffat. 

Our Executive Director, Amanda Arnold, can be reached by phone at 970.824.6222 or email using amanda@unitedwaymoffat.org.

AuthorJeremy Browning