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#DoMore24: Here's how you can give back and support families in our area

United Way of the National Capital Area is supporting more than 600 local nonprofits through its 10th annual #DoMore24.

WASHINGTON — Many of you are looking for a way to give during this pandemic, so we’ve partnered with the United Way of the National Capital Area for its 10th annual #DoMore24 campaign.

This social movement brings together charities, private companies and donors who are committed to making a difference in our community.

Today, Richard Dyer, TEGNA’s Senior V-P of Media Operations and WUSA9’s President and General Manager presented a check to the United Way of the National apital Area.

Dyer said, "We know that the work you do means a lot to this community because it means a lot to us in our big word is 'Impact' to have a strong effect on something of someone and that's what the United Way does year round, but especially on Do More 24. So, on behalf of WUSA9 and the TEGNA Foundation, we are happy to present this check for $15,000 to the National Capital Area.

Nedelka Phillips, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Fundraising for UWNCA said, "Thank you so much. On behalf of the Untied Way of the National Capital Area, our board of directors and our President and CEO Rosie allen Herring, thank you so much for your support today.”

Since 2013, United Way NCA has supported more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations raising more than $13.7 million dollars for this region’s heroes and the nonprofits that support the community every day.

This year’s theme is “Better United.” 

Rosie Allen-Herring, president and CEO of United Way of the National Capital Area and said this year's them is "Better United."

The 24-hour fundraising effort helps raise critical funds for more than 600 local nonprofits that help families right here in our community. 

She said we are 'Better United' because, “as a community, as a sector and as a region, and therefore we are going to continue to join forces as we recover from the pandemic and lift up our neighbors in need."

You can join the movement too and no amount is too small to make an impact.

Online donations can be made online at www.domore24.org

"During the last two years, we have seen small businesses, families and loved ones devastated by this pandemic, we have united with our neighbors in organizing around social justice and racial equity, we have seen unprecedented levels of hunger, unemployment, and deficits in education. We are truly Better United when we break down barriers to create a more equitable society where everyone in our community has fair and equal access to health, education and economic opportunity," she said.

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