The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year’s donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.
“Considering the challenging economic climate and how tight family budgets are, we are very proud of our employees’ continued commitment to making our community a better place for all of us to live and work,” Assistant County Administrator Bob Sprinkel said.
Liberty’s annual campaign kicked off Oct. 3 with a presentation by Jennifer Darsey, director of the United Way of Coastal Georgia’s Liberty County office. She explained United Way’s importance to Liberty County. More than 80 local nonprofit organizations and programs depend on United Way to raise money for critical programs that provide real solutions to community problems, according to Darsey. For example, the “Backpack Buddies” program provides weekend meals to food-insecure children in Liberty County schools.
The kick-off was followed by smaller meetings to help spread the message to individual departments.
“We are proud to support the United Way. We know our gifts will be combined with thousands of others, giving all of us the power to impact lives in our community. When their neighbors are in need, Liberty County employees don’t hesitate to reach out and help,” Sprinkel said.