That one word captures how all the organizers and volunteers feel following the 17th annual Maxine DeHart, United Way-Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast held from 6 to 9 a.m. Thursday morning.
With a goal of exceeding the $40,000 raised last year, donors who collected the 1,500 breakfast goodie bags along with other sponsors helped exceed that goal by raising $53,153.
“To say that this event was a success is something we are very proud of,” said Maxine DeHart. “As the 17th annual, it’s wonderful to see the support really grow not only for the drive thru but for the United Way.”
DeHart noted the United Way supports local agencies who provide the front line vital services to children, families, adults and seniors in a variety of programs in our community.
“Since launching our My Community action plan earlier this fall, the support in the community just seems to be growing,” added Shelley Gilmore, executive director of the United Way CSO.
“Maxine and her team of dedicated volunteers always out do themselves and this year is no exception, so a huge thank you to all of them. It was amazing to chat with the people coming through the drive thru and seeing and hearing their stories, their reasons why they support the United Way.”