Bob Hardaway: It's about lasting change

Bob Hardaway

As chairman of this year’s United Way of Northwest Georgia campaign, I have seen all of the great work the United Way has done through the years. It’s easy to be passionate about the mission of United Way. I have seen firsthand the impact from the generous commitments that members of our community make to help one another. This giving attitude, and desire to help others through a difficult time, demonstrates the core values of serving others in our community. We are all very blessed to call Whitfield and Murray counties our home.

I am so thankful to everyone who has taken the opportunity to give, advocate and volunteer to ensure that our United Way is there to assist our neighbors, co-workers and friends who need a hand up. United Way isn’t about short-term charity. It’s about lasting change. The success of United Way is not possible without the almost 3,000 volunteers who ensure that the most critical needs are met in the most efficient and effective ways. It’s one of the many reasons I’m proud to be a member of the united Way of Northwest Georgia Board of Directors.

Without your financial support, United Way would not be able to fund life-changing programs in education, basic needs and health. Donations both large and small help make it possible to have a positive impact on the lives of more than 55,000 people in our community. It takes all of us working together to win for our community. Because when we come together as a community, we make a much-needed difference in the lives of children, families, the elderly, and those with special needs.

For all who have already donated to United Way – a big thank you!

• Advanced Insurance Strategies

Allchem

American Carpet Wholesalers

Americhem Inc.

Barrett Properties

Belmont Chemical Company Inc.

Big B Cleaners

Box 1 Inc.

Boy Scouts — Northwest Georgia Council

Brown Industries Inc.

Carpet & Rug Institute

Carpet Express

Carter Hope Center

Challenger Industries Inc.

Chilewich

City of Dalton

Clark, Davies, Easley & Pool Insurance

Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty

Columbia Recycling Corp.

Controlled Products LLC

Cross Plains Community Partner

Custom Grinders Sales Inc.

Dalton Foam, division of NCFI

Dalton Plastic Surgery

Dalton Public Schools

Dalton Utilities

DEO Clinic

Dixie Color

Dorsett Industries Inc.

Downtown Dalton Development Authority

Engineered Floors LLC

Extruded Fibers

Family Support Council

First Bank of Dalton

First Tennessee

Floor Productions

Friendship House

Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce

Hamilton Health Care System

Healthier Choice Flooring LLC

JMW Inc.

John Kiker Company Inc.

Jolly Textile Sales

Kenneth E. Boring Charitable Foundation

Kirkman Associates Architects

Langford Appliance Inc.

Looper Speech and Hearing Center

Lyle Industries

Manly Steel

Marketing Alliance Group

Maryville Jewelers of Dalton

Material Handling Inc.

MFG Chemical LLC

Mohawk Industries

Morehouse Group

Murray County Developmental Center

Murray County School System

Nichols, Cauley & Associates

North Georgia Toyota

Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center

Oriental Weavers

Peds Care P.C.

Pharr Yarns LLC, doing business as Phenix Flooring

RossWoods Adult Day Services

Schlotzsky's Deli

Secoa Technologies

Shaw Industries Inc.

Sonoco Products

Southern Backing Inc.

Southern Container Inc.

Sponcler & Tharpe

Textile & Industrial Sales Inc.

Textile Rubber & Chemical Company

The Minor Firm

The New Flat Rate

The Oakwood Cafe

Thompson Energy LLC

Trevor Brown Law

United Way of Northwest Georgia

Wells Fargo Bank

Whitfield County Schools parent

Wright of Dalton

May we all reflect on our own blessings and pay them forward. Our campaign goal this year is $4.125 million dollars, and I need your help in order to reach this goal.

Please consider investing in United Way this holiday season. Together, we can build better futures within our community! Gifts can be made online at ourunitedway.org/give or you can mail a check to United Way, P.O. Box 566, Dalton, GA 30722.

Live United!

Bob Hardaway is the 2019 United Way campaign chairman.

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