UW selects 2015 campaign leaders

Representatives from St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation, Entergy Waterford 3, Jesse Duplantis Ministries and Covenant Church are serving as chairpersons for the 2015 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign.

This year’s co-chairs are Duane Foret of St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation, Leanna Weaver of Entergy Waterford 3, and Nicole and McKinley Day Jr. of Jesse Duplantis Ministries and Covenant Church.

“I am excited to be a part of the United Way team this year,” Weaver said, communications specialist at Entergy Waterford 3. “Getting to know the community and understanding how Waterford 3 can continue to best serve the area is something I look forward to.

As someone new to the community, I think it’s really important for me to immerse myself as much as possible and learn about Louisiana culture.”

United Way conducts a fundraising campaign every fall to develop resources that help support agencies and programs providing direct services in St. Charles Parish. The United Way Campaign is held August through December.

“Nicole and I are grateful for the opportunity to serve as the United Way of St. Charles campaign co-chairs this year,” said McKinley Day Jr., associate pastor of Covenant Church in Destrehan. “Serving our community in this capacity is a tremendous blessing and an amazing way for us to give back.”

“I am tremendously grateful to be serving alongside McKinley and the rest of the team as we work together to bring an awareness of the many opportunities offered to thecitizens in our community through the United Way,” stated Nicole Day, HumanResources Director at Jesse Duplantis Ministries.

The campaign officially kicks off with the 2015 Battle for the Paddle Gumbo & Jambalaya Cook-off on October 1, 2015 from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. The popular event is held at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling and is open to the public.

“I am extremely excited to be involved in the United Way campaign for 2015. The fundraising efforts of the United Way of St. Charles are the seed that begins the collaboration between United Way and their Partner Agencies.

I have seen the wonderful benefits this campaign has on our community firsthand,” Foret said, director of St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation. “We are fortunate here in St. Charles Parish to have such a strong commitment from our industry community, business community, and the community itself, who are able to see the value in United Way’s fundraising efforts year in and year out. I look forward to the challenge of being part of the campaign team.”

For more information about the United Wayof St. Charles or to hold a campaign at your business, call 985-331-9063 or visitwww.uwaysc.org.


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