The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced Thursday morning its plan for investing in the local community during the upcoming fiscal year.
Nearly 200 attendees joined United Way at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours hosted by Middle Tennessee Athletics to learn of the organization's plans.
Jim Thompson, 2013 United Way campaign chair, announced that from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, United Way provided a 1 to 9 return on investment back into the community.
“For every $1 you invest into United Way’s operation," Thompson said, "$9 are returned in services and impact value into Rutherford and Cannon Counties.”
Thompson also referenced the fact that if United Way went away today, there would be an annual $3.5 million void in the communities of Rutherford and Cannon counties.
United Way partners with 52 agencies to provide 69 programs in the areas of education, income, health and rebuilding lives. These programs are held accountable for producing outcomes that improve the quality of life for all in Rutherford and Cannon counties.
Thompson concluded his remarks with stating that the goal for the 2013 United Way campaign is $3.6 million.
To learn more about United Way and its impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties, visit www.yourlocaluw.org.