Rocky Mount city employees have once again stepped up their giving levels to support United Way Tar River Region with their highest contributions in history.

Donating over $95,000 to United Way Tar River Region, this makes the city of Rocky Mount campaign the second-largest employee campaign for the local United Way organization. In the past seven years, City of Rocky Mount employees have donated almost $600,000 to the United Way Tar River Region.

“Each day, our City of Rocky Mount employees are working in our community helping improve lives, and they see the importance of United Way programs to help in areas of need,” United Way Executive Director Ginny Mohrbutter said. “The funds raised will provide vital health and human services to our local individuals, children and families. We remain so grateful to city employees for their belief in United Way and for making it a priority by donating at such tremendous levels.”

Campaign efforts started with City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney appointing Director of Energy Resources Chris Beschler and Assistant Director of Public Works Tim Farmer as the co-chairs of the campaign. With the help of departmental leaders across the city, they organized efforts that engaged the employees, hosted a virtual campaign rally and provided extra incentives that led to a record year in donations.

“I am continually amazed at the generosity shown by our employees,” Small-Toney said. “The collective spirit of giving back to the community in which we work and live is something to be admired. We are thankful for our partnership with the United Way and are here to assist their efforts in aiding our community.”

The contributions made by the City of Rocky Mount employees will benefit local citizens in many quality of life areas such as education, health and financial stability. Because of donations like these, United Way is able to mobilize resources to build a stronger community by fundraising over $1 million yearly and investing donations into local programs that target pressing needs in our community in partnership with 24 agencies, 36 health and human service programs as well as over 8,000 donors and volunteers.

“We want to thank the City of Rocky Mount employees for all that they do each year for our citizens,” said United Way Co-Community Campaign Chair Rick McMahon. “It is an honor to be able to recognize the City employees for all that they do for us and the tremendous support they give to United Way each year. It is really amazing to see their generosity.”