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June 5, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For June 5

Make a difference for Metro United Way

 

I know all of us share heavy hearts as we watch our neighbors in Oklahoma begin the process of recovery and healing in the aftermath of recent devastating tornadoes; their pain and loss is all too familiar for our Southern Indiana community. 

We remember the shock of the immediate aftermath and know their long road to recovery is just beginning, a road we’ve traveled as a community that found strength, comfort and a helping hand in each other. 

This generosity of support and caring was critical for our regional community in the aftermath of our March 2, 2012, tornadoes just over a year ago. While financial assistance has been critical, more than 12,000 volunteers were instrumental in our immediate relief efforts as well as long-term recovery. Clearing a field, helping rebuild a home, searching for personal items or providing emotional support are all examples of the valuable work provided by volunteers who share their time and talent to make a difference in the lives of others.

Metro United Way’s Southern Indiana Day of Action on June 21 gives each of us the opportunity to again work together to impact the quality of life for us all. No matter when or where you’ve participated in the past, coming together to volunteer is one of the best ways to connect heads, hearts and hands to create lasting change 

So what are you doing on June 21? I’m proud to say that the employees of Geo. Pfau’s Sons Co. will be volunteering in our community for Southern Indiana Day of Action, and I invite you to join us.

Metro United Way’s vision is a community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives, and they work to make this happen by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer. Metro United Way recruits the people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done; lending your time and talent by volunteering is a way you can help.

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