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LUMBERTON, NC (1/22/2024) – Lumber River United Way is celebrating a successful 2023 Campaign, a goal of $625,000 is close to being fulfilled. Fair Share donors make up a large portion of United Way’s annual campaign. Over 250 Fair Share donors pledged or contributed over $86,000.00 towards the 2023 Campaign. United Way Executive Director Tate Johnson stated, “As a group, Fair Share donors are the third largest contributing pool of monies to United Way’s annual campaign”.

The final Fair Share main event was hosted at Peterson Toyota on Tuesday, January 16. Over 60 people attended the event to determine a winner of the $5,000 giveaway sponsored by Peterson Automotive. The thirty Fair Share finalists also received a $50 gas gift card sponsored by CITGO and John’s Fuel Service of Red Springs. Robeson County 4-H provided freshly popped popcorn and bottled water as refreshments to the attendees.

“Peterson Automotive supports United Way for their efforts to provide funding to local nonprofits, direct services such as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and other community initiatives. United Way is a
one-stop shop for supporting the community.”, said Shon Pevia, general manager of Peterson Automotive.

After 25 Fair Share finalists’ names were pulled during the reverse lottery at Peterson Toyota, the five remaining Fair Share finalists decided to split the $5,000 giveaway.

The winners were Monica Herring – First Bank Lumberton, Bart Richardson – Flo-Tite Valves & Controls, Matthew Raynor – City of Lumberton, Rolanda Collins – Robeson County Department of Social Services, Manuel Garcia – Flo-Tite Valves & Controls.

Fair Share donors pledge one hour of pay per month for 12 months to United Way’s annual campaign. Lumber River United Way’s Lucky Duck Derby is just around the corner, contact the United Way to purchase your Lucky Duck at 910-739-4249.

About Lumber River United Way

We unite to create positive, lasting change for people in need. We are a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to solving the most pressing health and human service needs by assisting people in Bladen, Hoke, Dillon, and Robeson Counties. We work every day to achieve our vision and mission by focusing on the four foundations for building better lives: Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs/Crisis Services.

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