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23 September 2019

Commissioners Recognize 40th Anniversary of Greene County United Way

Pictured (l. to r.): Commissioner Dave Coder; Chad Moore, Greene County United Way Board Member; Commissioner Archie Trader; Shawna Wilkins, GCUW Treasurer: MaChal Forbes, GCUW Executive Director: and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.
During their regular meeting on Sept. 19, Greene County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing the month of September 2019 as Greene County United Way Month, in appreciation of the agency’s 40 years of service in the area.

The proclamation states that since 1979, the United Way has positively impacted the lives of area residents by bringing organizations and community leaders together to raise awareness around the needs and challenges being faced in Greene County.

The proclamation was presented to MaChal Forbes, Greene County United Way Executive Director; and Shawna Wilkins and Chad Moore, GCUW Board Treasurer and Board Member, respectively. 

Forbes thanked the Commissioners for the proclamation, and explained that Greene County United Way supports nonprofit agencies that offer solutions to critical local issues, including protecting seniors, health and wellness, emergency assistance and investing in education.

She added that through the generosity of its donors, Greene County United Way aids programs that serve more than 40,000 people in the community. 

The Commissioners commended Greene County United Way’s staff, volunteers and donors for their dedicated devotion to serving the county’s residents for the past four decades.

“We applaud our United Way chapter for its 40 years of devotion, and for their tireless efforts in establishing local donors and volunteers that are committed to helping the agency continue its mission to find long-term solutions to the problems our community faces,” said Commissioner Blair Zimmerman. “We encourage other donors and volunteers to help United Way in their mission.”

Commissioner Dave Coder also congratulated the agency for its four decades of service. 

“Greene County United Way has been a tremendous asset for our community since its doors officially opened in 1979,” he said. “Its longevity and success are a result of much dedication from the staff, volunteers and donors who are committed to helping others.” 

Commissioner Archie Trader said the Board of Commissioners “calls upon all local residents to observe this month and join us in recognizing the many contributions Greene County United Way has made to our community.”

Forbes also reported that Greene County United Way will hold its 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Thistlethwaite Vineyards in Jefferson. Tickets are $25 and the public is invited.

The event will feature food from Heritage Craft Butchers and 5 Kidz Kandy, live music, wine tasting, a Chinese auction, raffles, games and more.

To purchase tickets for the event, residents may stop by the Greene County United Way office, located at 748 East high Street in Waynesburg.

For more information about the event, or about anything pertaining to Greene County United Way, call the office at 724-852-1009.