Learn how United Way helps community issues
The scheduled speaker for our Aug. 3 meeting is Scott Crane, president of United Way of the Quad Cities Area. It’s impossible to live or work in the QC without seeing a "Live United” sign or T-shirt. Scott will provide greater insight.
Visiting the organization’s Website reveals some basic knowledge, opening with the statement, "United Way helps people. We bring together people and resources to improve the lives of all in our region.”
Guided by a diverse Board of Directors representing the community’s businesses and industries, United Way applies the principle of working together to "accomplish more than any single group can on its own” by operating programs aimed at causing improvements in three broad areas: education, income and health. "Hundreds of volunteers evaluate the community needs and determine the use of donor resources that create the best results” in those areas.