United Way News You Can Use: July 2022

Promise on the Plains invests $100,000 to build a more equitable community

United Way observed the Juneteenth holiday by announcing our first-ever equity grant recipients through Promise on the Plains. 10 local nonprofits collectively received $100,000 to help close gaps and disparities in the communities of color they serve. This grant opportunity was announced earlier this year during . . . [Read More]

Experience “The Moving Wall” as a Volunteer

Few memorials are as moving as those devoted to the men and women who have selflessly served our country in the military. Dedicated in Washington, D.C., on Veterans Day of 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is composed of two 200-foot long dark granite walls inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam . . . [Read More]

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Honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who defended our country by ‘earning it’

By Pete Najera, United Way President & CEO

The following OpEd appeared in the Wichita Eagle on Sunday, May 27, 2021. 

In the World War II movie “Saving Private Ryan,” there is a line toward the end when the character played by Tom Hanks lays dying on a bridge and whispers “Earn it,” to the soldier . . . [Read More]

May 27, 2021|Tags: , , |


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