United Fund ready to raise money

Published 2:30 pm Thursday, October 25, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

Two Brewton area agencies will be added to the list of agencies to benefit from the 2008 United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton fund-raising campaign. The campaign will kick-off Thursday with an event in Brewton City Park.
The event, Gumbo in the Gazebo, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. to bring attention to the beginning of a campaign to raise $90,000 to benefit 16 local agencies.
Sandy English, co-president with Barbara Moncrief for the 2008 UF, said agencies are considered by the board after submitting an application.
The Community Character Project and Wheels of Wellness join the list of agencies to benefit from funds raised during the campaign.
A total of 16 agencies are on the list to receive a portion of funds raised by United Fund members through personal and business donations.
Those agencies set to receive much needed funds are the Brewton Area YMCA, American Red Cross - East Escambia County Chapter; Girl Scouts - Deep South Council; Brewton Public Library, Brewton Parks and Recreation Department, Escambia County Mental Health Association; Boy Scouts - Gulf Coast Council; East Brewton Youth Sports; Southwest Alabama Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board; Escambia County Cooperative Library System; Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Disabled Children and Adults - Breton Chapter; Hope Place Family Resources; and Christian Community Benevolent Fund.
Members of the United Fund board of directors for the 2008 campaign are Eric Coale, Mark Manning, Joe Watson, Melanie Harrison, Ann Peach, Marilyn Raines, Adrian Cook, Autherine Davis and Tonya Thompson