United Way representatives (pictured from left to right) Shirley Jones, Margaret Watford, and Monika ‘Mo’ Rausch attended the Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Wednesday to raise awareness for their organization. This was the agency’s first opportunity to promote and discuss the Blount County agencies they support – the American Red Cross, the Blount County Children’s Center, The Literacy Council, The Arc of Jefferson and Blount counties, and others. Rausch, a loaned executive for the organization from Buffalo Rock, is spearheading the awareness effort in Blount County. She is asking Blount County residents and businesses to join her and United Way in their efforts to fundraise for these causes by hosting bake sales, car washes, and more. For more information, contact her at 205-719-9340 or 636-346-7960.
– Nicole Singleton