Message From Our Leadership:
For the last few weeks, many of us have experienced varying degrees of anxiety because of the legal turmoil surrounding the 2020 presidential election. With the Electoral College confirming a victor, we can all rest assured that our democracy has survived, and we will witness a peaceful transfer of power on January 20.
With the presidential election settled, we at United Way will continue our work of building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable. We look forward to the new year to carry on this mission.
The economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic will continue to have a disproportionate effect on Black, Indigenous and communities of color, so our work at United Way will go on to support these communities.
We will continue to raise funds and work with our partners, who provide rental assistance and deliver healthy food to our neighbors affected by the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
As an anti-poverty organization, we will take care of each other and help our neighbors.
United Way will continue to fight for social justice and against the root causes of poverty and homelessness: systemic and structural racism.
Stay safe, stay well and stay connected with your neighbors.
Gordon McHenry, Jr.
President & CEO, United Way of King County
Carol K. Nelson
Board Chair, United Way of King County