75 Years of Service – A legacy we’re proud to carry on

The 2015 Campaign for the United Way in Durham Region will mark the 75th anniversary of service for the United Way in this community. While much has changed in the past 75 years there are more than a few constants. Coming together as a community, in good times and in difficult times, to help those less advantaged is something we hope will never go out of fashion. As the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.” We couldn’t agree more.

Whether you are helping families who have been affected by the horrors of the second world war in the early 1940’s, or helping a senior or single mother or at risk youth in the first decade of the 21st century the idea of helping your neighbour, being “your brothers keeper” is a concept which predates our formation by hundreds if not thousands of years.

Looking back on 75 years of service can be a humbling experience. We observe men and women, those in big business or in small businesses, civil servants or retirees, men and women from the Labour community, each in their way have contributed to the enrichment of this community and in so doing contributed as well to the sustenance of a tradition which we are privileged to carry on today.

In the coming year we hope you will join us in maintaining the momentum behind a tradition of caring and sharing which is more important and as relevant today as perhaps at any time in the past 75 years.