It is now official ‘United Way Day’ in Marion County

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) – Marion County now recognizes November 1st as United Way Day to promote support for the Fairmont area community.

On Wednesday, the Marion County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Fairmont-based Tygart Valley United Way to encourage community members to give money to the United Way on Nov. 1 to support their community.

“We really just want this to be a day where people know United Way is in their community,” said Casey Gilbert, Tygart Valley United Way Community Outreach Coordinator.

Marion County Commissioners Present Proclamation for United Way Day Nov. 1 (Photo by WBOY) Left to Right: Randy Elliott, Casey Gilbert, Linda Longstreth, Ernie VanGilder

“We are more than a fundraising organization. We do a lot of community programming. We are in high schools with an after-school program. We have a free tax service that we provide in the spring,” Gilbert said. “But overall, we prioritize fundraising for all 32 of our nonprofit partners.”

Tygart Valley United Way encourages everyone to visit them on November 1st and ask questions about what they do.

“The United Way is just a simple way to give back to your community through workplace campaigns, through volunteerism. It’s just one place for everything,” Gilbert said.

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