Letters to the editor – Wednesday (9-2-15)

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Allocations process shows accountability

I have had the opportunity over the last decade to witness an awe-inspiring endeavor taking place in our community. It is the annual process where member agencies of Rowan County United Way meet with volunteers and caring citizens from all over the county to present their plans and programs for the coming year.

These volunteers evaluate every detail of each partner’s work and determine the amount of UW funding it will receive. It is truly what being a community is all about.

The YMCA of Rowan County has been a United Way member agency and proud recipient of Rowan County United Way support for years. As it has been with other non-profits/member agencies in our community, Rowan County United Way support to the Y has been instrumental in improving the lives of the citizens of Rowan County. Without the financial support of United Way, the YMCA of Rowan County would be challenged to meet the needs of those who need us most.

The 2016 United Way Campaign will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA on Jake Alexander Blvd. Salisbury at 4 p.m. Please be part of it.

Your gift will make a powerful, lasting impact on Rowan County lives. Simply call the United Way office 704-633-1802 for details on how you can be part of supporting your community.

Thank you in advance for “Red, White & U – United We Can.”

— Jamie Morgan

Salisbury

Morgan is CEO of YMCA of Rowan County.

Give girls recognition

Any signage documenting the wonderful achievement of the girls softball team should indicate that we are the “Home of the Girls Little League Softball World Series” champions. It cannot be assumed that everyone knows that only girls are playing softball.

— Dick Martin

Salisbury

Frightening cartoon

I have to say that I enjoyed, or was frightened to death by, the political cartoon in Monday’s paper regarding guns for all occasions.

Guns to use in schools, theaters, churches, and everywhere now in our culture, shows me just how out of control the access to guns is.

If you want to own a rifle, fine, a handgun, fine, but those semi-automatic guns have got to go.

No longer will I ever feel safe anywhere in our city or our entire United States until there is more gun regulation and mandatory gun safety training.

— Jennifer Doering

Salisbury

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