LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The local United Way kicked off 2020 with its annual meeting. Volunteers, board members and associated organizations are working toward their goal of driving change in Greater Lafayette.
The group raised more than $5 million last year. Multiple awards were also given out to those who went above and beyond for the people in Greater Lafayette in 2019.
Sam Newton stepped down as president of the United Way board of directors. Thomas Sors will take up the position effective today. He said he already has plans for the future.
"We have a new opportunity this year very similar to last year," said Sors. "We're still wanting to invest in the three critical needs that we identified in our community. Those are mental health, substance use disorders and youth development programs."
Sors encourages anyone who wants to get involved to do so soon. Click here for more information.