United Way 2022 Community Campaign Results By Savannah Lambert
GOLDSBORO, N.C.— The United Way of Wayne County’s (UWWC) 2022 Community Campaign officially wrapped up on December 31, 2022. The year began with a goal of raising $850,000 to impact over 17.000 lives across Wayne County. While it is possible to have a few additional investments applied in the first few days of 2023, together with major investors, residents, and businesses, United Way of Wayne County reached 94.6% of its goal. Equating to $804,364.77 raised to impact approximately 16,087 lives in Wayne County; Savannah Lambert, Resource Development Director, shared a few words on the 2022 campaign; "Seeing the outpour of support and dedication in our community has been incredibly uplifting. I am not surprised Wayne County could unite and help us impact so many lives,” Lambert said. "I was so thrilled to be able to see the impact we can make when we come together as a community. I hope for this continued success in 2023."
This year's campaign success is thanks in part to a collaborative Board of Directors and campaign volunteers led by Campaign Chair, Bethany Perry. Their efforts combined with the support of many others helped to facilitate employee campaigns at over 70 businesses and schools across Wayne County. By hosting an employee campaign, companies make it easy for their employees to give back through payroll deductions. These annual campaigns are the primary source of funding used to support the 14 agencies and 20 programs that are vital to this community. \
Bethany Perry, Campaign Chair and Andrea Freile, board member, showing 90%