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I have been on the board for the United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties for almost 2 years now.  I have always known that the United Way is a great asset for any community.  Serving on the board has given me a whole new perspective.  The work that goes into any organization like the United Way is huge and it takes a great organizer to get that done.  We are fortunate to have Megan to take care of that for us.

Serving on the board has allowed me to opportunity to listen to many organizations that the United Way supports and see the work that they also put in to make a difference.  This has been one of the highlights in my service.  I have also had my eyes open to the great need that our community has.  Every community has those that need help in one way or another but since I have served on the board and heard the presentations of the various organizations I have been amazed at the number of people that they serve.  Prior to serving on the board I knew that there were people in our communities that needed assistance I was however unaware of the extent of the need.

During the Christmas season we all are preoccupied with our lives.  Making sure that our families have memories to look back on and smile.  I think it is important to remember that there are those that don’t have the luxury to be preoccupied as they struggle just to put food on the table and maintain shelter for their families.  This is the season of giving and I know we all do what we can, and I hope that we can take the spirit of the season and continue it through the whole year.

The United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties is a great place for the people of our area to go to not only for help but to find out where help is needed and to either give  financially as they can or to find a place where they can physically do something for someone.

Wishing everyone a great Holiday season.

Kevin Paynter
Consumer, Mortgage and Commercial Loan Officer, FCCU