Time to dig deep
Published 4:25 pm Monday, September 14, 2009
By By Lydia Grimes
United Fund of Atmore 2010 will kick off its new campaign on Sept. 17, with a Business After Hours celebration held in conjunction with the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be held at Creek Indian Enterprises on Brookwood Road from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
Instead of a guest speaker this year, each agency has been asked to send a representative to speak briefly about their particular needs and how United Fund helps each agency.
Refreshments will also be served at the kickoff.
The United Fund of Atmore was formed in 1955 and supported 20 agencies last year including, Easter Seals Alabama; the American Red Cross; Atmore Historical Society; Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball and Girls Softball; Atmore Pee Wee Football; Atmore Tee Ball League; Escambia County Cooperative Library System; Community Service/Agency on Aging; Atmore Public Library; Deep South Girl Scout Council; Northwest Little League; Progressive Civic and Recreational Club; Atmore YMCA; Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Concerned Citizens of Atmore; Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry; Hospitality House Ministry; Young Life and Children Outreach Ministry.
Funds are disbursed to each agency based on their requests, provided a screening committee approves the amount and the yearly objective is met.