United Way Effort Seeks Boost
II Y SUSAN I ISIIt* N
Just when il may fx* Hardest lor
most individuals and businesses lo
give ts when ihe need lor semi.es
provided hy United Way suppoited
programs is greatest.
Chat's why Ca|>e i-ear Dinted
Way is looking lor an end-ol-the
cainpaign boost hi oidei to leaeh its
IWI-92 goal ol sligmly more than
II it i;nls to meet that goal the
agency may lind ilsell hi the |H>m
lion ol being unable to expand or
maintain services as anticipated
during Ihe coming year in Bruns
wick, Pender and Now Hauovei
"We've had a few letdowns, said
H. Lee Whiteside Jr. general cam
paign chairman, hastening to add
that there have tlso been some
pleasant surprises along the way de
spite the economic recession.
It's a struggle to generate the
same dollars as last year plus the
new dollars," he continued. "At the
same time people need to to under
stand ihat the need is greater."
Last week, with about nine busi
ness days let i >ii ihe i oi 1 1 i.i l cam
paign, the .status of die Brunswick
County lelleucd <nai ol die uuiie
three-county area. Aiea-wulc col
lections weic at 3>l.l75 million, or
bO percent ol gnat. Still to Ix1 col
lected 01 pledged:
Ol Brunswick l ounty s commit
uty campaign snare ol \44.tK)0,
about S2f>.J.V7 is in hand.
In the uiaiiiilnctui mu division lor
example. United Way is irving to
collect S57,(HK> hi oiiLsianding
"It's a struggle to generate the same
dollars as last year plus the new dollars.
At the same time people need to to
understand that the need is greater/ '
? H. Ixe Whiteside Jr.
pledges irum lasi year as well as
nicciiiit* this yc.n s goals.
Some iiHiusirics have not been
able to sustain last year's level of
pledges, while a lew have exceeded
them, v P&l.'s Brunswick Plant net
ted 5>l Iv.tMH). well over its
SIOS.iXK) fio.il. OuPotit's campaign
ts at SI 4.4, (KM), villi pledges still
coining in. Al>M, formerly I'li/er
Chemicals. has nisi slatted its Cam
A ne w industry in Lclatul,
Vtciaulic ( cm n pai i y of America, has
launched a campaign.
"Brunswick County," said
Whiteside, is doing real well. It's
Keeping pace with the overall cam
IKiigu and hi some areas doing bel
I he county s Pacesetters," for
example, overall did very well in
their model campaigns conducted in
advance ol ihc general campaign.
Atlantic Membership Corp. laised
nearly SMK) hi "new" dollars, or
pledges over those given last vear.
tixidc K. lee ironic ixisicd a J4l( t?er
cent iiicuase. raising S4.KH) ik-w
dollars uter goai.
Still, added .me Mevcnson ot
Supply, Brunswick County cam
paign chairman. "We're crying lor
A loaned executive, Kmic
Abrahainson, has been working
with approximately 20 accounts in
Brunswick County, including local
governments. As of last week, he
said, the Brunswick County
Government Center 's campaign was
not completed and was not at goal,
with several departments not having
Local campaign volunteers have
included Cathy Swaim, Gladys
Wagcnscil, Debbie Barthclow. Jell
Cumbie. Roberta Fugatc, Polly
Russ, Sue Chapman, Phil Presson,
Gloria Smith, Jess Parker and
Pete Rarnette, VIC coordinator,
has "gone out ol his way to help be
cause of the needs he %ccs,"
Stevenson echoed the same
theme as Whiteside.
"Most divisions are doing well,
hut not as well as e.\|>ccted. he told
icportcis at a piess conlcience last
week. 'Dm goal now is 10 gel vol
unteers 10 gu alter the real money.
Health Care System Problems Focus Of Series
Congressman Charlie Rose wants
10 hear from area residents con
cerned with problems in the health
care system before the issue is ad
dressed by Congress.
He will conduct live forums on
Health carc reform across the Sev
enth Congressional District next
month. The Brunswick County fo
rum will be held Friday, Nov. X,
from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the
Public Assembly Building at the
Brunswick County Ciovei niiient
Ccnici in Bolivia.
I'm hearing Irom an incredible
number of people this year about
problems with our health care sys
tem. Rose said in a news telease
Friday. " Itiey want to know why
they can't find affordable health in
suumcc and why they arc paying
more .iiul getting less.
"I his i>sue is beginning to come
to a head in Congress and 1 expect
we're going to have a major battle
hcic m the next \1 months. '
Rose said the hearings are intend
ed io help him piepaic to consider
proposals io reform the nation's
health caie system, to that end, tie
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i blue or
wains to heai tmm southeastern
North ( :in>lma residents about ihcir
specific problems and 10 gel ihcir
suggestions on whal should he done.
topics 10 Ix; ail dressed at ihc lo
ruins by health professionals include
how o onuiin the rising cost ol
hcaim .tie. .vhai can Ix- done about
thost. .?no lack health insurance cov
erage .iiid i he feasibility ol various
rclonii |?o|A>siils \vtuch have lx\n
i lit rod i iced in thi" lOlnd < "ongtess.
in addition to the Brunswick
County meeting, forums are plan
ned in Cumberland. Robeson, i ol
umbtis and New Hanover counties.
The toiuins are open to all inter
ested persons. Limited tune will be
scheduled to allow members ol the
public to address the loiuiu. Also.
Rose will accept wntten tesiiinony
Questions about the Ioiuiii or
preparing testimony should ix; <li
iccied to stall meinbei Hob Hen
shaw. 202-225-27 ^ I .
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As End Of Campaign Approaches
ih> dollais wc got last year
He encouraged volunteers lo go
ahead and sign up for next year's
campaign or even to help linish out
this year's campaign. He is short
campaign coordinators this year in
several residential areas of the
southwest end of the county, includ
ing Ocean Isle Heath and Calabash.
In addition, he said, a lot of busi
nesses south ol Moll via have not
Michael C. liriggs. executive di
rector of Cape Fc;ir United Way,
told reporters, "'litis United Way
has made a significant investment in
Urunswick County, both in people
serving here in the campaign and in
programs and services provided by
"There are problems in
Brunswick County," he continued.
II people need help our agencies
are committed lo providing services
hi those areas. We don't ask where
the (K'rson lives.
"It takes money to do that.
Money determines the extent to
which we can help people.
While trying to teach more coun
ty residents and businesses to give
them an opportunity to contribute to
the combined giving campaign,
Griggs said the has been increasing
its efforts to serve Brunswick
County residents, maintaining a
greater presence in the county year
round, not just dumig the campaign.
He estimated that appioximatcly
14,8(X) county lesidents have been
reached by United Way agencies.
Last year appioximatcly
"il77,(XXI of lunds taiscd m the
campaign were relumed to the
county through program and service
delivery by the United Way's mem
ber agencies and giantees. "You
can't l>eal the return on the invest
ment." he said.
Some providers are physically lo
cated in Brunswick County, like
Volunteer and InlormaUon Center.
Hope Harbor Home Lower Cape
Lear Hospice and the new
Community Buys' ( 'lub silc in
Southport. as well as several
giantccs, Brunswick County
Literacy Council. Brunswick Adult
I Jay Care Center Inc. and
Prescription F-'or Excellence.
Othcis, such as Hoy Scouts, Girl
Scouts, Family Services, Cape l-'ear
Substance Abuse, American Red
Cross, Hie Salvation Army and the
Senior Aide Program serve the
county Iroin Wilmington oil ices.
During IW2, Ciriggs said
Brunswick County residents will Ik*
polled as part ol a service area-wide
"Wc want to hear from local peo
ple what the needs are," he said.
"It's been about 10 years since the
last suivey was done."
Once the survey is completed,
(Jriggs said United Way directors
will create "a human services
blueprint ' that identities problems
and needs, establishes priorities and
identities resources that can lv mar
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