United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities in Harrison and Doddridge County to advance the common good.
We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community in Harrison and Doddridge County. Our goal is to fund the most effective and efficient agencies/programs that positively impact these three pillars of focus.
United Way also believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice. Recent events involving violence and threats have exposed our society’s underlying racism, prejudice and privilege that prevent too many people from being treated with the humanity and respect they deserve. These incidents are abhorrent and run counter to everything that United Way, its volunteers and professionals value, live and fight for every day.
All people of all backgrounds and identities must call out discrimination and demand its removal from our society; otherwise, we are endorsing the status quo and are complicit in the abuses that follow.
We must all do our part, working United, to make our communities the places that we need them to be – equitable, respectful and opportunity-filled. We, as a society, can and must do better to guarantee that the basic human rights and freedoms of every person in every community are protected.