Monday, 30 September 2019 15:11

United Way of Richmond County doles out nearly $40k to partnering agencies

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Pictured, from left:  Amanda McKenzie, New Horizon's Life and Family Services; Jatana McCormick, Pee Dee Pregnancy Resource Center; Debbie Rohleder, Our Daily Bread; Linda Taylor, Richmond County Literacy Council; Nikki Wells, Samaritan Colony; Catherine Shelly, Richmond County 4 H; Rev. Steve Crews, BackPack Pals; Rebecca Clewis, Richmond County Schools Exceptional Children; Justin Clark, Sandhills Children Center; Amy Guinn, Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills; Jamie Gerald, Girl Scouts; Melissa Ewing, Boy Scouts; Christie Collins, Richmond County Rescue Squad; Bessie Young, Leak Street Alumni; Robin Carter and Claudia Green, Salvation Army. Not pictured Richmond County Aging Services and The American Red Cross. Pictured, from left: Amanda McKenzie, New Horizon's Life and Family Services; Jatana McCormick, Pee Dee Pregnancy Resource Center; Debbie Rohleder, Our Daily Bread; Linda Taylor, Richmond County Literacy Council; Nikki Wells, Samaritan Colony; Catherine Shelly, Richmond County 4 H; Rev. Steve Crews, BackPack Pals; Rebecca Clewis, Richmond County Schools Exceptional Children; Justin Clark, Sandhills Children Center; Amy Guinn, Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills; Jamie Gerald, Girl Scouts; Melissa Ewing, Boy Scouts; Christie Collins, Richmond County Rescue Squad; Bessie Young, Leak Street Alumni; Robin Carter and Claudia Green, Salvation Army. Not pictured Richmond County Aging Services and The American Red Cross. Contributed photo

ROCKINGHAM — Seventeen agencies received nearly $40,000 from the United Way of Richmond County last week.

All but two of the groups had representatives at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond for the third quarter meeting on Thursday, where they were given a combined $39,500, according to UWRC Executive Director Michelle Parrish.

Earlier in the month, UWRC kicked off its 10th annual “Day of Caring,” with volunteers helping with 10 projects across the county.

Those projects were at Samaritan Colony, Sandhills Children’s Center, the Exceptional Children’s Department of Monroe Avenue Elementary, the East Rockingham and Ellerbe Senior Centers, BackPack Pals, and Our Daily Bread, which are some of the United Way’s partnering agencies.

“Thank you ALL for what you do for our community!” Parrish said.

There will be a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Rockingham Dairy Queen where the restaurant will give 10 percent of its proceeds from the four-hour period to the United Way.

For more information on how you or your business could participate with United Way of Richmond County, contact Parrish at 910-997-2173 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..