• 59°

Three more names drawn for United Way car

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY ó Sandra Long gets a bit emotional when she thinks of the people who utilize services from United Way. She donates to the campaign annually to help those in need.
Having her name drawn for the campaignís car giveaway is just a bonus.
ěI get emotional about it because the United Way helps so many people and I believe in it. Thatís what we are all here for, to help each other,î Long said.
Long, who works for the Rowan County Health Department, has been giving to the campaign for more than 22 years. Sheís always given through work.
ěYou never know when you might be on the receiving end, because your house may burn down or have an elderly parent who might need adult day care or you might want your children to be in Scouts,î she said.
When Long received notification that her name was drawn, she was excited.
Between Longís two sons, one in college and the other who works at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, thereís a lot of miles on her car.
If she won, sheíd give them the new car to drive.
Gerald Norman first found out his name has been pulled through his personnel manager at Parkdale Mills.
ěI always gave my best every year. The United Way is a good thing and they do a lot of good things for people,î Norman said.
ěIím a true believer of the United Way,î he said.
Heís undecided what heíll do if he wins.
ěI havenít thought that far at this point,î Norman said.
Heís a regular contributor to the campaign.
Heís a supervisor at the plant and encourages others to give.
Tammy Surratt, who works for Rowan Regional Medical Center, found out her name had been drawn from Don Sedgely, who was at the United Way report meeting on Wednesday.
ěI thought it was a joke,î she said.
Surratt emailed Sedgely to confirm the news was true.
Sheís been a regular contributor for about 25 years, she said.
ěItís an extremely worthy cause that needs all the support and those that can contribute should contribute,î Surratt said.
Surratt said she hasnít thought of what sheíll do if she won the car.
The United Way campaign grand finale celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Norvell Theater.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Comments

Comments closed.

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy

High School

High school baseball: Padgett leads Mustangs; 100th win for West coach Graham

Coronavirus

RSS superintendent, Board of Health discuss strategies for increasing student vaccination rates

Nation/World

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

News

Lawyers: Black man didn’t drive into deputies who shot him

Nation/World

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301

Landis

Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map

Landis

Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers

Crime

One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list

Crime

No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years

News

Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet

Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament

News

Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

News

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?

Crime

Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on felony drug, breaking and entering charges