The Season of Gratitude
At United Way California Capital Region, our hearts are heavy with thoughts of those affected by the wildfires ravaging our great state. We keep in our prayers the families who have lost so much, including their loved ones. We pray for the firefighters battling the flames that continue to encroach on and destroy so many homes, including their own. We support our colleagues at the American Red Cross who are doing all they can to raise funds and provide volunteers to help families with basics needs like food and shelter.
We know that in tough times like these, it takes a village to help so many in need. Our colleagues at United Way of Northern California, United Way of Ventura County, and United Way of Greater Los Angeles are that village, along with the American Red Cross and others. They are not only collecting donations, but they will also be there to help communities rebuild long after the flames have been extinguished.
Through our work to fight poverty, Our United Way is helping move families from crisis to thriving. We help kids stay in school and on track so that they graduate high school ready for college or career. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other community stakeholders to create lasting change. It is what United Ways have done for decades.
United Way cannot do this work without the support of donations both large and small. During this season of gratitude, we thank the thousands of donors for such steadfast generosity. Whether in response to disasters, or to help meet the longer-term needs of children and families, donors and volunteers have answered the call time and time again. United Way California Capital Region is privileged to be such a trusted partner. We are a stronger, more compassionate community when we all Live United.