Community Impact

I left the Prince’s House around 9:00 a.m. and walked to the home of Mary Kay Martin. It was a pretty day to walk and was I glad for a little sunshine.

I arrived at Mary Kay’s House around mid-afternoon. Mary Kay has been a long time supporter and volunteer with United Way. She also currently serves as a volunteer with the American Red Cross on their emergency disaster team as well as currently serving on the Licking Valley School Board.

Around 4:00 p.m. I participated in a Conference Meeting by phone with our Community Impact Division, as we were making the decisions about who would be receiving United Way funds for the 2016-2017 funded year. Making these decisions is by no means an easy task. Our volunteers spend an extra ordinary amount of time reviewing applications, programs and meeting with program leaders to assess the strength of each program as it relates to our priorities. In the end, dollars are awarded also based on dollars that are raised. The funded programs will make lasting impacts on residents throughout Licking County for years to come.

Thank you Community Impact Volunteers for your important role in improving Licking County!

After the call Mary Kay fixed dinner and pitched a tent next to mine for the evening. We enjoyed our time together camping out in her back yard.

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