As a leading backer of local nonprofit organizations and a strong proponent of community service, the United Way is an agency that the Thunder is proud to support in a variety of ways.
For the third consecutive year, the Thunder has taken part in the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s pacesetter campaign, helping lead the way for the organization’s annual fundraising push. Through our community relations efforts, we reguarly work with several of the United Way’s partner agencies, including Special Care, Citizens Caring for Children, Sunbeam Family Services and more. And we also give time – this year, Thunder staffers will be on hand for the Day of Caring at the end of September.
Why do we support the United Way? Because they support a bevy of organizations that directly affect the quality of life for thousands of Oklahomans. Though there are many United Way organizations statewide lending their support to local nonprofits, the United Way of Central Oklahoma alone partners with more than 60 agencies. Those agencies are battling illiteracy and obesity, helping seniors stay healthy and children get a good start on life, and assisting victims of disasters – and the United Way helps them all carry out their missions.
Take a look at this stirring video that shows how much the United Way can do with the support they receive:
- Karina Henderson