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United Way Hosts Annual Meeting

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United Way of Grayson County will be hosting its annual meeting on Thursday, June 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom located at 405 N. Rusk. 
The annual meeting is open to the community and will be used as a platform to inform the community of United Way of Grayson County's progress and success over the previous year. Volunteers will also be recognized and new board members and initiatives announced for the upcoming year.
"United Way changes lives for the better," 2012- 2013 Campaign Chair Robert Hanna said. "Gathering resources and identifying service needs allows each agency, organization or individual contributor to focus on meeting the client's needs. By working with United Way, I live united by being able to touch thousands of lives. No other agency does this for me."
United Way of Grayson County raised $1,355,000 during the 2012- 2013 year to be distributed to its 19 community partners and used among its 33 programs. 
"[Living united] has a huge impact," 2012- 2013 Board President Patrick Rowland said. "When you see what United Way does, they help people but they expect those people to help themselves."
Rowland believes living united means going beyond and doing everything he can to support United Way and what they are doing in the community even if it means putting in a few extra hours. 
United Way focuses on three main areas believed to be the building blocks for a quality life: education, income and health. They believe in creating opportunities for a better life and in turn advancing the common good. 
"I have been a part of the Sherman community my entire life in one way or another," Kendra Sikes said. "To know that United Way is looking out for those who get a bad break makes me proud of our community. As a giver, I am proud that United Way gives more than just a few dollars to a needy individual. Time and effort is spent determining the best way to help the community as a whole grow and heal."
The cost to attend the Annual Meeting is $10 and will include lunch catered by The Paper Plate. Please RSVP by June 13 to Velma Starks by calling (903) 893- 1920 or emailing velma.starks@unitedwaygrayson.org.