Pull together through the United Way

To the editor:

There is no doubt the North Country is known for the giving spirit of the people who live here. It never ceases to amaze me how this community comes together for a common goal, even in the toughest of times. Although there are many worthy causes to support in our area, there are few that affect the number and variety of that impacted by the annual United Way campaign.

Our local United Way supports 40 member agencies. These agencies are staples in our North Country community, ones that most of us could not imagine life in our area without. The Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, YMCA, Senior Citizens Council, Champlain Valley Family Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center and hospice, to name just a few, rely on the support of the United Way to continue to provide their much needed services in our area.

This year the United Way has a goal of $725,000 — a goal that can only be reached by all of us coming together as our North Country community always has. A gift to the United Way does not have to be large in order to make a difference. If everyone gives just a little, it is amazing how quickly it all adds up. Find out if your employer does payroll deduction to the United Way — the easiest way to give over time. If this is not available to you, please consider a gift, in any amount, to our United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. at 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Remember that every dollar brings us a step closer to providing services to all walks of life in our community.

We all know someone that has been touched by the United Way and its 40 member agencies. Let’s not let them down … let’s show everyone that even in the toughest of times, the generosity of the people of the North Country will always shine.

Thank you, in advance, for your generous support.


Nicole Cline

Town of Jay