The Transylvania Times -

United Way Thermometers Reaches 40 Percent Of Goal


December 14, 2017

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United Way of Transylvania County Board Member Scott Strickler adds the 40 percent block to the giant thermometer in front of Sav-Mor on the Rosman Highway. The signs lets the community keep track of its pledges to United Way for the 2018 calendar year.

United Way of Transylvania County's three iconic campaign thermometers are up to 40 percent of the 2018 campaign goal of $510,000. That leaves the local non-profit needing approximately $306,000 in pledges to meet its goal for funding local actions and services.

United Way urges donors to make their official pledges now for fulfillment during the 2018 calendar year.

"It really helps us structure our funding of local collaborations and community service actions when we know in advance what people plan to donate during the year," said Steve Pulliam, CEO. "Of course, people can also make last-minute 2017 year-end charitable gifts through Dec. 31 at midnight."

Local residents can follow United Way's progress with the seven-foot tall thermometers standing at the intersection of Caldwell and Broad streets, at the intersection of Greenville Highway, Elm Bend, and Parkview Drive, and on the Rosman Highway near Sav-Mor.

United Way empower Transylvanians to grow by boosting local nonprofit actions. There is a new focus on early childhood education, and in particular, on creating an Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit to deliver early education resources in remote and under-served areas of the county.

About United Way

United Way of Transylvania County's fiscal year 2016-2017 campaign goal is $510,000. Campaign contributions support local health and human service initiatives, including community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the 2-1-1 information and referral service, TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) nonprofit support, Familywize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and MyFreeTaxes. com free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance.

United Way of Transylvania County also awards approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service nonprofit programs and collaborative actions.

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives. Specific goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household and live a healthy lifestyle.

UWTC funds programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect, and programs providing housing, adult day care, after-school and summer youth programs, health services, financial education and counseling, youth conflict resolution training and parenting education and support.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call (828) 883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan St., #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send mail to P.O. Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit


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