What is United Way? See how Cheyenne supports United Way of Laramie County!
As the co-campaign chairs we have a heart and desire to increase the awareness for United Way of Laramie County and the partners they support. We are excited to spend the next two days at events building up United Way!
Here’s a quick history. In 1887, Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J. O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put together the nation’s first united campaign to benefit 10 area health and welfare agencies in Denver. They created a group to organize the funds for local charities, provide relief services, counsel and refer people to cooperating agencies, and make emergency assistance grants available. In the first year, Denver raised $21,700 and spurred to life a new idea that would become United Way.
United Way has been working in Laramie County since 1948. They tackle tough issues within the community in the areas of education, health and income. Their objective is to make Laramie County a great place for families and individuals.
Today meet us at the Cheyenne Depot for a Food Truck Rally. Each food truck offers unique items to satisfy your lunch appetite. The trucks donates 10% of their proceeds to Untied Way of Laramie County. From June to September the trucks come together on the second Thursday of the month from 11 am -2 pm. This year they are considering October too if the weather permits. Not only do you get to enjoy your lunch outside and support a great cause, you’ll get to see many people you know. A perfect opportunity to witness Cheyenne’s community spirit. Check out the list of food trucks, Connie Sloan-Cathcart the Executive Director with our Mayor, Marion Orr and Steve Prescott enjoying last month’s rally!
Tomorrow 180 golfers will show off their skills in the 17th annual BLUE Federal Credit Union’s golf tournament honoring United Way of Laramie County. Each year F.E. Warren Air Force Base allows Blue FCU to use the golf course for this tournament. Military men and women plus Cheyenne citizens come together for some serious golf. All of the proceeds are donated to United Way of Laramie County. It’s just another example of what makes Cheyenne a great place to live. How about this super cool team that represented RE/MAX Capitol Properties at last year’s event!