2017 SAM WATKINS VISIONARY AWARD
-----United Way of Vance County was very proud to present the 2017 Sam Watkins Visionary Award to Tommy Roberson, owner of Robco Manufacturing. Board Member James Edwards presented the award, and said of Roberson, “When we hear Tommy’s name, we think of persistence, perseverance, passion, and, of course, progress. These were the same characteristics attributed to Sam Watkins.” In 1988, Roberson became the president of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. Edwards said, “It was during his volunteer tenure as the leader of the chamber board that he started what we remember from decades ago and still know today as the “Shop Henderson First” program. In addition, Roberson, during his tenure at the chamber, backed putting a motel tax into effect locally. The income generated from these funds led to the development of the Vance County department of Tourism. Edwards went on to say, “Roberson was also the “driving force” in making the Bennett H. Perry Jr. Museum a reality by donating many hours of his time and a ‘good amount’ of his own money.”
-----“I’m very proud of Henderson and my life is built on dreams for my business and for this community and this county,” Roberson said, “I am honored to be considered the same as Sam Watkins in any capacity ….again, my life has been built on dreams, I’ve tried to make them come true and I’m a very blessed man.’
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DID YOU KNOW??????
DID YOU KNOW......THE UNITED WAY OF VANCE COUNTY HAS BEEN PROUDLY SERVING THE CITIZENS OF VANCE AND WARREN COUNTIES SINCE JUNE 15, 1969. OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THOSE LIVING IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL NON-PROFIT AGENCIES.
DID YOU KNOW...... your United Way receives no funding from governmental agencies - either federal, state or local. Funding comes from the community -- individuals and businesses committed to improving the lives of their fellow citizens. Your dollars stay in your community!
2017-2018 AGENCIES RECEIVE GRANTS
We are proud to announce recipients of grants for the 2016-2017 year! They are: ACTS of Vance County - providing a soup kitchen, food pantry and meals on wheels; Alliance Rehabilitative Care (Addiction Recovery Center for Men) - provides addiction rehabilitation; Community Partners of Hope - homeless shelter for men; FGV Smart Start - provides reading materials for young children; Gang Free, Inc. - provides programs for disadvantaged youth, emergency food pantry; Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (Vance County) - provides help for at risk youth; Legal Aid of North Carolina - provides legal assistance in civil cases; Life Line Outreach, Inc. - provides shelter for women and children; S.a.M Child Advocacy Center - provides counseling for children subjected to abuse; Warren County Senior Center - provides services for senior citizens;
ADVANCING THE COMMON GOOD!
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life; a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
That's why United Way of Vance County's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.
Our goal - United Way's goal - is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being apart of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.
IMPACT AREAS FOR
BASIC NEEDS -- HEALTH -- EDUCATION
UNITED WE READ.....UNITED WE SUCCEED!
IT IS THROUGH COMMITMENT FROM INDIVIDUALS LIKE YOU THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.