COMMUNITY NEWS

City of Concord's United Way events to benefit community agencies
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CONCORD – The City of Concord's coworker-led campaign to benefit member agencies of United Way of Central Carolinas is ramping up once again with three upcoming special events open to the community. Proceeds from all events make a difference locally.

On Friday, October 2, the City is hosting a cookout lunch at the Alfred M. Brown Operations Center from 11:00 until 2:00. For just $5 per plate, attendees dining-in can choose from one hamburger, two hotdogs, or one bratwurst with choice of toppings, along with baked beans, chips, coleslaw, drink, and dessert. To-go orders are also available for the same price (no drink included). The Alfred M. Brown Operations Center is located at 850 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard. The entrance to the Brown Center is located along US 601, across from Manor Avenue SW. Call Rita Ellison at 704-920-5265 for more information.

Early risers can enjoy a pancake breakfast on Wednesday, November 4 from 6:00 until 9:30 a.m. Each serving of two pancakes and one sausage patty is only $5. Dine-in and to-go options are also available for this event, with drinks provided for those dining-in. The pancake breakfast will also be at the Brown Operations Center, located at 850 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard. Please call Rita Ellison at 704-920-5265 if you have questions about this event.

Finally, the fourth
annual United Way Kickball Tournament is scheduled for November 14 and 15 at WW Flowe Park. Registration is available through November 6, at just $110 per team. All teams will be coed, for ages 16 and older. Teams can register 24/7 at concordparksandrec.org, or in-person at the Academy Recreation Center weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5618.

The City of Concord is a long-term supporter of United Way of Central Carolinas. City coworkers have planned and hosted many events over the years to benefit United Way agencies, participated in the convenient payroll deduction program, and volunteered during the annual Season of Caring program. City Manager Brian Hiatt is currently serving as chair of the United Way's
Cabarrus Community Board.

Last year, the City of Concord was named one of the top-ten accounts in Cabarrus County. The City's coworker-led campaign raised over $26,000 of the $500,000 raised in Cabarrus County. In return, twenty-one Cabarrus County member agencies received over $1.2 million to help local individuals and families with multiple needs.

When you give to United Way of Central Carolinas, your gift helps reduce the fundraising costs of and supports over eighty proven agencies that are financially sound and vetted by experts. Most importantly, your gift addresses our community’s most pressing challenges and makes the greatest difference for your neighbors in need.


About United Way of Central Carolinas
United Way of Central Carolinas focuses on three vital areas: Children & Youth; Housing & Stability; and Health & Mental Health. Through its more than 80 partner health and human services agencies, United Way creates long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems, working in Anson, Cabarrus, Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Mooresville/Lake Norman, and Union. To get help, or learn how you can help, call United Way’s 211 hotline, or for more details, please visit uwcentralcarolinas.org.