With more than $25,000 in donations pledged on the first day of the Hopkins County United Way Campaign Wednesday, Campaign Chairman Price Orwosky was thrilled to kick off the yearly drive in such a powerful way. Set up at the Southwest Dairy Museum, the standing-room-only event was deemed a huge success by attendees.
“I thought this year would be the perfect time to take this position as campaign chair because it was the 60th anniversary of United Way [in Hopkins County]. It is going to be extremely memorable, historical and a unique year,” said Orwosky. “I am a third generation campaign chairman. It is such an honor to be able to serve this community in this capacity. I thank everyone for their help with United Way.”
To raise the enthusiasm, Orwosky held up two large checks and announced The Bookwork Box has donated $20,000 to United Way and the city of Sulphur Springs has sent $5,292. Applause filled the conference room.
“This such a huge, huge jump start to our goal,” said Orwosky.
The theme for the 2015 United Way Campaign is “60 Years of Caring.” Not only is it the 60th anniversary, but this year’s goal of $160,000 was chosen to honor those who have been helping the campaign for decades.