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United Way Final Report Meeting Shares Great News with a $184,750.13 Total!

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The final report meeting for the 2019 Hopkins County United Way Campaign was held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Executive Secretary Susan Berning stated “On behalf of Campaign Chairs Beverley and Bill Owens, I am very pleased to report our Campaign total is $184,750.13! As always, the total is official only after money is counted and pledges recorded.”

The 2019 goal was $165,000 and that goal was surpassed again this year with the help of individuals, merchants, local industry, banking institutions, school districts and service organizations who made pledges and contributions to this year’s campaign.

The final week of the campaign, campaign workers turned in more than $67,000. Several businesses and organizations’ pledges exceeded their goal, and numerous others reached the goal set for each group, campaign workers reported Tuesday.

Atmos Energy’s donation of $3,296.04 exceeded the goal. Two State Farm agents’ met goal, including a corporate match. Ocean Spray pledged $9,542; employees contributed $9,042, and the company contributed another $500.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs met the $10,000 goal; the hospital’s contributions also included a $5,000 corporate match. Hopkisn County EMS/Communications and Hospital District’s 15 employees contributed $5,207.04 to HCUW; the group’s goal for tehe last few years has been $2,000.

Flow Serve donated $12,548 to HCUW, $2,548 of which came from employees.

Jay Hodge Chevrolet hosted a giveback event, offering burgers and hot dogs for donation to benefit HCUW. The dealership contributed $6,606 following that benefit.

Sulphur Springs ISD contributed a collective $14,050 in donations and pledges.

Recognized this week, the week of Nov. 6, among the companies and businesses named to the HCUW 100% Club for meeting or exceeding the post goal for their organization were:

  • Sulphur Springs ISD including:
    • Barbara Bush Primary
    • Bowie Primary
    • Lamar Primary
    • Travis Primary
    • Douglass/ECLC
    • Sulphur Springs Middle School
    • Sulphur Springs High School
    • Austin Academic Center
    • Sulphur Springs Elementary
    • Administrative Complex
  • CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs
  • Hopkins County Hospital District EMS/Communications
  • Gregg Price
  • AVCO Roofing
  • Bell Concrete
  • Sulphur Springs EDC
  • Atmos Energy
  • Flowserve Corporate
  • The Oaks Bed and Breakfast
  • McKay’s Band House
  • Jay Hodge Chevrolet
  • Robinson Bennett Construction
  • Marlene’s Sass and Class
  • Burger Land
  • Uptown Cutts
  • SS Autolube
  • Bright Star Vet Clinic
  • Edward’s Used Cars
  • Glenn Irvin Real Estate
  • Bearing General Contractors, Inc.
  • Slaughter’s BBQ
  • Farm Country
  • One Stop Sign Shop
  • State Farm – Bear Littleton
  • Coldwell Banker, Watson Co.
  • State Farm – Julia Wilhite
  • Backstory Brewery
  • Broadway Vet Clinic
  • Hopkins County Vet Clinic
  • Magic Scoop
  • Affordable Chiropractic
  • Hall Oil Co.
  • Smith and Smith Law Firm
  • Carl D. Bryan
  • Broadway Smiles, Dr. Shetty
  • Martin Braddy
  • Rotary

Funds raised are distributed among select local non-profits which serve the Hopkins County community.

A thank you was sent out to all the “heroes,” the volunteer workers and to everyone who generously donated to this year’s campaign. Thanks was also offered to local media who attended the weekly report meetings and helped spread the word about the campaign.

2019 Campaign Chairs Bill and Beverly Owens

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Author: Enola Gay

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