The United Way of Harrison County held its directors meeting on Wednesday with its 26 member agencies.
The Arc of Harrison County is a new member agency this year that works to promote opportunities and relationships for people with developmental disabilities in the community.
The new agency, combined with increased needs in the area, resulted in the United Way of Harrison County increasing its campaign goal by 10% this year to $935,000 for 2019.
At its directors meeting, board members introduced its new group of 20 to 40 year old young professionals in the area that will help meet this increased campaign goal.
“Looking for ways for them to give back and share time, treasure, talents and contribute to the United Way goal and volunteer work with the partner agencies,” said Whitney Moore, Emerging Leaders chair and campaign co-chair.
Emerging Leaders will have its first kick-off event at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 27.
At the directors meeting, campaign chair Brock Malcolm presented to the agencies on how to prepare for an active shooter situation.
For more information on the United Way of Harrison County and Emerging Leaders, visit www.unitedwayhcwv.org.