We, at United Way of Gordon County, feel socially responsible for the health and well-being of our community. Due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases, we have decided to postpone this year’s race. This decision was not made lightly as we cannot guarantee your safety from the virus which played a big part in our decision. So, with that in mind, be on the lookout for more information as we work to develop a plan that will allow us to hold the event in a socially responsible way (i.e. holding a virtual race!) this winter.
The Unity Run 5K has historically heralded the start of our annual campaign efforts for the past 27 years. This year, the race will signify the wrap-up of our fundraising efforts for our local Community Partners.
So, even though the Unity Run 5K will look different this year we are still blazing the campaign trail to help meet the needs of those in our community. If you would like to set up a payroll deduction campaign at your company or explore individual giving, please email Jennifer Latour at email@example.com. We have developed a Virtual Campaign Toolkit, so that you can hold your United Way workplace campaign in the safest way possible. The virtual toolkit can be accessed online at www.gordoncountyunitedway.org/campaign-toolkit.
Last year, your gifts to United Way of Gordon County touched the lives of over 24,000 people in our community.
United Way impacts the entire circle of life: education, basic needs, and health. In Gordon County, we support 18 local agencies that are working tirelessly to build a healthier community. United Way’s work brings together philanthropists, businesses, churches, local governments and community volunteers to create lasting change for individuals and families. United Way exists to help those in our own backyard, and when that happens, our whole community benefits.
United Way of Gordon County’s mission is to accurately assess the needs of Gordon County and to mobilize available resources to meet those needs. We serve 18 local agencies in Gordon County, as well as serving as a referral source for the community.