Letter from Leadership
It has been quite a year for our organization. We’ve come together in times of crisis and celebrated in times of joy.
Perhaps most prominent in our minds is the tragedy that struck our community on May 31. The profound loss we felt that day and in the weeks and months following is not something we will soon forget. The fact that the City of Virginia Beach turned to United Way of South Hampton Roads (UWSHR) in their hour of need gave us such pride in this organization and the reputation and trust we have built.
The spirit of giving we saw come alive in our community following such pain was truly inspiring. In the face of tragedy, we saw what our community was made of – heart, grit and hope.
It’s with that same spirit that we must come together to attack the everyday tragedies that our community faces – single moms struggling to make ends meet, veterans facing homelessness and children going hungry. Your support of United Way allows us to address these heartbreaks, both the unexpected and the all too common.
When we all come together – businesses, philanthropists, agencies, city governments and individuals – to support our community, change can and will happen.
Thank you for your support of United Way and our neighbors in need. It’s amazing what can happen when we all LIVE UNITED.
Chair, United Way of South Hampton Roads Board of Directors
President, Retail & Private Banking, TowneBank
President & CEO, United Way of South Hampton Roads