BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) -Tuesday morning, United Way of Southern West Virginia board members and community supporters met at the Historic Black Knight for the annual campaign kickoff. The annual campaign enables United Way of Southern WV to support programs and agencies whose mission aligns with that of United Way, to improve the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community of southern West Virginia.
During the kickoff, United Way of Southern West Virginia Executive Director Trena Dacal announced the organization’s new fundraising goal and named this year’s Campaign Fundraiser Chair.
Noah Kapp, Vice President of Compliance, will fill the position for the 2021/2022 fundraising year.
Kapp has supported Beckley’s United Way for many years, participating in various events and fundraisers.
Now, he is eager to support in a new way and help the organization as it works to reach its $600,000 fundraising goal. As Campaign Chairperson, Kapp will connect with the community to share the impact of United Way’s work.
“I’m excited to get it kicked off and start this fundraising year,” Kapp said. “I’m excited that United Way is finally coming back and starting to do some events again.”
According to Kapp, many great events are coming up in the future.
“We are getting back what the United Way used to do. They benefit the community by giving through their fund, but they also bring the community together through these events.”
“We are excited to name Noah Kapp as our Campaign Chairperson for the 2021-22 annual campaign,” said Trena Dacal, Executive Director of UWSWV. “I know Noah’s leadership skills and dedication to the community will have an impact on this year’s campaign, allowing us to create opportunities for southern West Virginians to thrive.”
This year’s campaign theme is “Change Doesn’t Happen Alone.” Learn more about the United Way and its fundraising efforts on Facebook or at unitedwayswv.org.
United Way of Southern West Virginia supports agencies and offers direct services in a geographic area that includes Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, Summers, Mercer, and McDowell counties, as well as the town of Bluefield, Virginia. Direct services coordinated through UWSWV include the Equal Footing Shoe Fund and the WV 2-1-1 Information and Referral Hotline.