LETTER: Big Give Pee Dee a smashing success

First Posted: 8:40 pm - May 23rd, 2015

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To the editor:

Last week was a big week for us here in Chesterfield County, with United Way of Chesterfield County, Chesterfield County Coordinating Council Youth Development Coalition, Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic, Hospice of Chesterfield County and Pathfinders joining forces to participate in the Big Give Pee Dee. We held an event on Main Street in Chesterfield with Long’s Drugs (formerly Chesterfield Drug) as our host. We were able to have a fun event, meet and make new friends, renew friendships with others and raise money for our agencies.

Most importantly, we all came together as one for the National Day of Giving, or Big Give Pee Dee. United Way focuses on partnerships with all businesses, agencies and individuals in the county! As a result of these partnerships, the community impact brought about is invaluable. Serving Chesterfield County is what each one of these agencies is committed to. Youth development, health and safety and providing services to the elderly are just a few of the services provided by these agencies. It was an honor for me to be able to work with individuals representing these agencies.

I want to thank the following people/businesses for all of their help, acts of kindness, media coverage and donation of the great door prizes we had on hand to make our event a little more interesting:

• Lynches River Electric Coop.- Leigh Smith

• Habitat for Humanity – Chris Carpenter

• Stanley Tools – Lori Williams

• Sandhills Telephone Cablevision – Brad Teal

• The Link – Bob Sloan

• The Cheraw Chronicle – Randy Garner

• The Progressive Journal – Kimberly Harrington

• Teresa Linn – UWCC volunteer

• Long’s Drugs – Karen Watson

• Eastern Carolina Community Foundation – Sara Shelly. Libby Wiersema

Thank you all for your commitment in helping to those in need in Chesterfield County.


Catherine Thompson

Director of resource development

United Way of Chesterfield County



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