United Fund kicks off $120K drive

Published 12:09 am Friday, October 5, 2018

The Covington County United Fund kicked off its 2018-19 drive with a breakfast with representatives of its agencies in attendance.

This year the United Fund has set a $120,000 goal.

The organization challenges individuals to contribute the equivalent of one hour’s wages per month. Contributions can be by one-time, or by payroll deduction.

Traditionally, the local United Fund has relied upon individual and corporate pledges to raise money for local charities, but United Fund’s only fundraiser, the Red Nose Reindeer Dash held during Candyland, is a focal point of overall fundraising for 2019 for the United Fund.

United Fund President Courtney Hudson coordinated the first Reindeer Dash last year, and said she felt it was important to raise the profile of the organization.

The race is set for 8:30 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 15.

United Fund will use the proceeds of its 2018-19 drive to support:

  • American Red Cross, Covington County Chapter
  • Andalusia Adult Activity/Nutrition Center
  • Andalusia Ministerial Association
  • Andalusia Community Christmas
  • Bethesda House
  • Boy Scouts
  • Covington County 4-H Clubs
  • Covington County Adult Training Center
  • Covington County Imagination Library
  • Crossover Ministries
  • Florala Senior Center
  • Governor’s Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities
  • Lucile Pierce Family Literacy Center
  • Opp Benevolence Fund
  • Opp Meals on Wheels
  • Public Libraries
  • SAFE of Covington County
  • Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Tri-City Pee Wee Football – Florala.

Other CCUF board members are William Alverson, Billy Bergfield, Alan Bracewell, Wayne Bush, Dawn Carnley, Shannon Driver, Kim Henderson, Terry Holley, Jason Jessie, Wem Mellown, Denise Patterson, Gabby Sanders, Michael Smithart, Mitch Thorn, Ted Watson, Amanda Wardle and Wanda Woods.