WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss) today released the following Congressional Record statement congratulating the United Way on its 125th anniversary and commending the organization for its activities in Mississippi:
Mr. President, I am pleased to congratulate the United Way on its 125th anniversary. The organization began in 1887 as a community endeavor in Denver, and it spread throughout the country.
UWSM honored the companies and volunteers on April 23rd who set outstanding examples of giving, advocating, and volunteering in our community in 2011 at the annual LIVE UNITED Luncheon hosted by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.
Serving as co-chairs for the 2012 UWSM Campaign will be Glen Nardi, President/Publisher of the Sun Herald, and Kathleen Shaughnessy, Regional Manager with AT&T. Nardi and Shaughnessy have already assembled a leadership team of professionals who will volunteer their time through January 2013 to orchestrate this year’s United Way of South Mississippi workplace campaign, which raised over $1.2 million in 2011.
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United Way of South Mississippi Kicks Off Campaign for the Common Good
The United Way Campaign for the Common Good will mobilize millions of people and organizations across the country to take action and improve the education, income and health of America's communities. The campaign kicks off with a focus on education and an ambitious goal to cut the high school dropout rate in half.