For the fund-raising campaign of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, it is all about the numbers.
That most impressive number - 32,451 - speaks to the number of people in the region the organization serves annually. In the big picture, that number is tremendous.
Some of those 32,451 are delivered meals during the week, through the Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels program. Others receive care from the American Red Cross after a fire or natural disaster.
Some of those residents receive food and clothing from the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry. And others have a place to go after school that helps build positive lives, attitudes and behaviors at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County.
Combined, the population of the region served by our United Way is about 50,000 residents from Hanover to Ripley. That means the United Way is impacting the lives of more than six of every 10 residents in the region.
That figure proves major results. And it is why - during the annual campaign - you can consider giving to the United Way. No amount is too small.
A number of area businesses are already taking part in the campaign, but you can help as well. For more information, visit the offices at 622 Central Ave. in Dunkirk or call 366-5424.