One of the great things about hosting the United Way of Mesa Radio-thon, is from our KOOL 107.9 studios, we get to share with so many people the stories about the over 54 organizations right here in our own community supported by UWMC. While we certainly can't showcase all of them, I can tell you in Mesa County, over 50,000 lives were touched in 2012 thanks to services provided by organizations who receive funding from UWMC. That's part of the reason I support United Way of Mesa County. My family has been supporting UW for a number of years. Like a lot of people, we want to support a number of organizations, but don't have the financial means to support them all individually. So, this is the perfect way to do the most good with what we are able to donate. When you think about it, making a donation to United Way of Mesa County is an effective way of helping those in need right here in our community because many of the organizations use these funds to help secure additional matching funds or grants.

I certainly hope you can join us in supporting this incredible local organization as a Champion of the Community by donating $20 per month, but any amount you can afford is greatly appreciated. Call to make a pledge 970-812-1222.