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 Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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United Way helps local nonprofit agencies focus on services

As director of Helping Hands of Franklin County, I want to speak on behalf of the role Franklin County United Way plays in the county. Simply stated, United Way exists to provide funding for the other non-profit agencies in the county. The ultimate goal for the United Way would be to be able to provide enough funding to enable agencies to be totally involved in providing services instead of spending much of their time and energy raising money just to stay open.

Helping Hands is one of those agencies that relies heavily on the funding United Way provides. Along with donations from churches and individuals, United Way gives us greater funding than any other sources. I would guess that any nonprofit agency would be glad to know when their financial support will arrive. From United Way, we know that our quarterly portion will arrive on time, near the end of each quarter. While it may never come to pass that United Way will be able to fully replace fundraising by agencies, they certainly make life easier.

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MLK Breakfast Club grateful for community support

The 13th annual breakfast celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held on Jan. 19 at the Pigg River Community Center. The breakfast, as usual, brought together a diverse group of people.

Guest speaker Dr. Edward T. Burton gave a dynamic and inspiring speech, comparing Dr. King to other great leaders throughout the history of America, especially during the Civil Rights movement. He also did an excellent job of explaining our theme: "Let My Vote Speak For Me."

The Breakfast Club would like to thank local government officials, political leaders, town and county officials, school and college officials, educators, clergy, leaders of various organizations and the community at large for attending this event. We offer special thanks to both Cable 12 and The Franklin News-Post for their excellent support and coverage in making this event so successful and a constant sellout.

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