The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We aim to strengthen our community by mobilizing people and resources to meet identified human needs.
United Way of Thurston County takes a community-level approach to improving lives. We begin by mobilizing the community -- not only the financial resources of businesses and employees -- but people, time, talent, relationships, expertise and technology to create lasting community changes that improves the lives of everyone in our community. Through ongoing community building we raise funds to support the work of non-profit agencies providing critical services, mobilize the private and public sectors around community needs and help strengthen the collaboration and excellence of the people and agencies providing services. Funds raised during our annual campaign support programs across Thurston County that help children and youth learn and succeed, promote financial stability for families and individuals and improve people’s health. We believe that Education, Income and Health are the building blocks for a good life. Living United means being part of the change. It takes everyone working together to accomplish long-lasting improvements in the lives of people in our community. Together, we can do more than any single group on its own.