By Morgan Bryce
The United Way of Lee County’s Kickoff Campaign Breakfast will be held Aug. 23 at 8 a.m. at East Alabama Medical Center’s Education Center.
According to Executive Director Becky Benton, the event helps raise awareness about her organization and how it gives back to well-known local organizations including Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County, Domestic Violence Intervention Center and Red Cross, among others.
“This community has been through a lot this year and we have families that are in need of our services. Through this breakfast, we hope to raise awareness and ask for people to help us make our campaign successful this year,” Benton said.
Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones will be the featured speaker at this year’s breakfast, which is an annual event.
Registration is free, but space is limited. The deadline is Aug. 15 and those interested in attending can call United Way Campaign Manager Kimberly Myers at 334-745-5540 to reserve a seat.
The education center is located at 2027 Pepperell Parkway.
About United Way:
“Based in Alexandria, Virginia, United Way is a nonprofit organization that works with almost 1,200 local United Way offices throughout the country in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support. United Way’s focus is to identify and resolve pressing community issues and to make measurable changes in communities through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community and others. The main areas include education, income and health.”