The United Way of Gaston County has invested more than one million dollars in funding to organizations across the community that make an impact in Education, Financial Stability and Health. The investment, made possible by generous donors and businesses across Gaston County, will ensure more than 24 programs are available to help those in need. “We are appreciative to our partners and donors for the continued support,” said UWGC President Linda Slade, “because of their generosity we are able to create lasting impact here in Gaston County.”
The 2019 allocations team allocated more than $1,015,629 to impact Gaston County citizens through programs and initiatives in Education, Financial Stability and Health. The investment included $488,330 for Education, $326,806 for Financial Stability and $200,493 for Health.
Joel and Steven Long of GSM Services, a third-generation company that has been in business since 1927, have committeed to serving as the 2019-2020 United Way of Gaston County Co-Chairs.
NC State graduates Steven and Joel Long are brothers and co-owners of GSM Services, which is located in Gaston County and serves both North Carolina and South Carolina. They learned the business working with their father and are the third generation in their family to lead the company.
Joel is President of the Commercial Division, which includes Commercial HVAC and Roofing. Steven is President of the Residential Division, which includes Residential HVAC and Dr. Energy Saver.
In addition to a strong work ethic, both Steven and Joel are involved in community organizations that include the Rotary Club, the Community Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club, Cancer Services, and the Gaston Chamber. They share one vision: to develop lifetime customers by providing quality work and the ultimate service experience in everything they do.
The United Way of Gaston County is excited to have the Longs on board to lead a successful campaign to raise funds for investment in programs that impact our community in Education, Financial Stability and Health.
The 2019 Purse Power event, presented by Atrium Health, was a great night of fun, fellowship and yes….PURSES! More than 30 of them in fact. The women that attended had the opportunity to win purses through the raffle as well as a silent auction. The event proceeds will be used to create positive change for individuals and families in Gaston County. Thanks to our event sponsors: Atrium Health, Carolina Brush, Watson Insurance, Tindol Ford Subaru, Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, PNC Bank, Beverly Knits, Carolina Trust Bank, The Jonas Law Firm and Hive Designs. Thanks to everyone for the support!
The United Way of Gaston County will host Purse Power, Designer Purse Auction and Raffle, on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The event, presented by Atrium Health, will be held at the Gaston County Club from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, networking and beautiful purses! Since it was started in 2011, Purse Power has been used as a platform that unites women with the causes that they care about most. This year’s Purse Power will be an opportunity for women in our community to help build a solid foundation for families struggling in our community. Proceeds will help to create positive change for individuals and families in Gaston County.
Event sponsors along with Atrium Health are Carolina Brush, Watson Insurance, Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, Tindol Ford Subaru, PNC Bank, Carolina Trust Bank, Beverly Knits and Jonas Law Firm.
Designer purses, loaded with prizes, will be available for auction and raffle. Tickets are on sale now for $60. Reserve your seat today by emailing Leigh Spach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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