United Way rep visits Holmes County BOCC

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM.

One of the most recent successes was Doctors Memorial Hospital, he said.

“Doctors Memorial Hospital had never done anything like this before but Blitch said she was interested in bringing it to her staff and giving it a shot,” he said. “The first year they raised $2,500 and last year they raised $3,330. They saw the needs in their community and decided to make a difference in their community.”

Chair Monty Merchant said that he has seen United Way successfully raise money for local agencies through a previous employer.

“This is a good opportunity to give to a local agency and make a difference in our community,” said Whitaker.

Sharpe added that Covenant Hospice was also an agency that received grant money from every dollar raised.

“A lot of times people can’t afford these services and heaven forbid you should need it but they’d never turn you away,” he said. “We’re in challenging times. We just need to raise awareness that these agencies are out there to help in these trying times of economic crisis.”

BOCC approved Commissioner Bobby Sasnett’s requested to pay a local beaver hunter for his services, saying he was charging the county $480 at a rate of $30 per beaver.

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