Congratulations are in order to the leaders and volunteers of the Weirton United Way, who officially announced on Thursday the goal of $280,000 for the 2011 campaign has been reached.
That announcement comes just a few weeks after the United Way of Jefferson County announced that it had exceeded its goal of $430,000.
And, while those two United Ways were able to reach their goals, volunteers with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, which includes Brooke County, are still working to meet that organization's goal of $777,000.
Those numbers demonstrate once again that area residents continue to display a willingness to help their friends and neighbors.
The successes of those two campaigns are critical. The Weirton United Way helps to fund 15 area agencies, while the Jefferson County United Way helps to fund 19 member agencies. The missions of those agencies vary widely, but they are united by a desire to benefit the community.
That success came as the result of everyone who contributed to the campaign in any way and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers working under the direction of Executive Director Kristin Bowman-Cross campaign, Chair Scott Winwood and board President John Frankovitch.
Their commitment ensures that vital services will continue to be provided to area residents.