Executive Director of United Way of Licking County is walking our entire community in 50 days.
Why? " I want to raise awareness about the strengths of this county and the opportunities that we have to collectively address our most pressing issues and concerns. As I was walking, I looked up to see a middle-aged woman and a younger woman walking toward me. Before I could get a word out of my mouth, she looked at me with all sincerity and asked, “are you ok….are you homeless?" She went on to tell me she had wrestled with homelessness and addiction to heroin but that she had beaten it and was now helping others. She said she didn’t have much but she handed me $7.00 and told me her name was Hope."
How Can You Get Involved?
Take the Sleep Out Challenge. On an average night, approximately 200 people do not have a secure place to sleep in Licking County. By taking the Sleep Out Challenge, you will have an opportunity to reflect on and experience what individuals call their home. You can leverage the power of social media to help raise funds and awareness. Click on the GIVE to be directed to our fundraising page and sign up to sleep out!
Walk with Deb when she is in your community. She will be visiting all 25 townships, many villages, schools, coffee shops, churches, etc. Sign up to walk 50 minutes or more and highlight your community while raising awareness. Click on the WALK to be directed to our calendar and pick a day that best suites you to walk!
Share your story of how United Way has impacted your life. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Invite Deb to speak at your organization, have lunch at your business, or share the United Way message with your church. Don't forget to use #GiveWalkDo50 when posting to social media!