September 14, 2010 11:01:00 AM
On behalf of United Way of Lowndes County, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the companies and volunteers who made our "Day to Care" possible on Sept. 9. Numerous projects were completed at United Way agencies and in our community, thanks to the following companies that allowed their employees to volunteer their time: Baptist Memorial Hospital, Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Belk, Cadence Bank, CECO, Citizens National Bank, City of Columbus, Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbus Police Department, Financial Concepts, Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance, Metso Paper, Mississippi University for Women, Phillips Contracting, Tronox, WCBI, Weyerhaeuser CCF and Weyerhaeuser CMF.
United Way also is very thankful for the generosity of the following sponsors that provided food and other items to feed 200 volunteers at our 2010 Campaign Kickoff luncheon: City of Columbus, Clark Beverage Group, Financial Concepts, Jubilations Inc., Kroger, Newell Paper Company, Party and Paper, PJ''s Barbeque, Sandra Stone, Sunflower, Sysco Food Services of Memphis, and U.S. Food Service.
We sincerely appreciate all the volunteers and businesses that "make their caring count" throughout the year by supporting United Way of Lowndes County and the seventeen organizations funded under our umbrella.
Jan Ballard,Executive Director
Jo Ellen James,Public Relations and Special Events
Janie Shields,Community Volunteer Center
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