ORNL Federal Credit Union raised $64,861 for the United Way of Anderson County’s annual giving campaign, bringing the total for the last two years to more than $131,000, a press release said.
“At ORNL Federal Credit Union, we are committed to making a difference by giving back and helping to improve the quality of life for others in our communities,” said Colin Anderson, ORNL FCU executive vice president and chief financial officer. “An investment in the United Way is an investment in our community.”
Donations to UWAC are an investment in the community, a United Way press release said.
“Donations are used to support critical services in our community throughout the year,” the release said. “Local volunteers determine where to allocate money’s to make the greatest impact based on demonstrated need and efficacy.”
“ORNL FCU’s investment in Anderson and surrounding countries is critical, making up over 5 percent of our total revenue,” said Rick Morrow, UWAC director. “In 2013, UWAC dollars touched people’s lives more than 37,000 times. ORNL FCU’s investment means that someone is there to help 1,850 times through the course of the year.”
The press release said UWAC funds go to support 32 agencies and 50 different programs that provide services Anderson County residents. For more information about UWAC services and to donate to provide this type of assistance to our neighbors, go to www.uwayac.org or call UWAC at (865) 483-8431.
The press release said UWAC has made donating simpler this year, and you can use their PayPal link to establish an ongoing gift.