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College Walk Team Members Prove They Are United


February 11, 2019

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Louis Negron, United Way of Transylvania County CEO (right), makes sure that all eyes are on Ralph Filson and Mary Kerns as they display their door prizes of LIVE UNITED tee shirts and United Way ball caps.

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) thanked College Walk neighborhood donors and volunteers with an Americana and folk music by the band 'All Natural Jam' on Wednesday, Feb. 6. During the event, UWTC presented volunteers with "Certificates of Sincere Appreciation" for their recent contributions of time and talents.

Volunteers June Litchfield, Jim Cullipher, Rose Wimsatt and Carol Hamann were recognized for their College Walk team leadership efforts. The leadership team contacted all of their neighbors about UWTC programs and services.

Volunteers Janelle Grace, Carol Hamann, Mary Kerns, Mildred McLaughlin, Joanie Miller and Parke Sickler were recognized for donating their time stuffing letters to fellow UWTC supporters in the community.

"United Way of Transylvania County helps neighbors help each other, thanks to the generous contributions of time, talent and treasure from people in all walks of life. UWTC is proud that community partners like our College Walk team members are a part of our organization," said Louis E. Negron, Chief Executive Officer of UWTC.

"Together we live United. Let's continue to make an impact in our community. We are one child, one family, one community - we are United Way of Transylvania County," Negron added.

How To Volunteer

Individuals interested in volunteering for UWTC should go to to view a list of all current volunteer opportunities. Current volunteer opportunities include grant reviewing, videography, data management and fundraising.

Call the office at (828) 883-8822 to volunteer for UWTC in other ways.

About United Way Of Transylvania County

United Way of Tran-sylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives.

Goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household, and live a healthy lifestyle.

UWTC has a particular focus on early childhood education, and has established the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund to drive programs to families with young children in remote and underserved areas of the county.

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College Walk volunteers and United Way of Transylvania County CEO Louis Negron pose during the thanks and recognition portion of the program; (left to right) Jim Cullipher, Mary Kerns, Joanie Miller, Carol Hamann, Louis Negron and Rose Wimsatt.

Contributions support local health and human service initiatives including community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the NC 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 MyFree 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.

UWTC funds programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect, and programs providing housing, after-school and summer youth education, health services, financial education and counseling, 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 Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send mail to P.O. Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit


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