The United Way of Wayne County recently named Luke DeFisher, assistant cider maker for Rootstock Ciderworks in Williamson, as honorary campaign chair.
DeFisher is the fifth generation in his family business, DeFisher Fruit Farms. He said he looks forward to doing whatever he can to bring awareness about the campaign and encourage others to join him in supporting the United Way.
“As a resident of Wayne County, local business owner and board member, I know that United Way provides an abundance of resources to many families and individuals because they address such critical needs in our community,” he said. “It is an honor to stand alongside them in their ongoing efforts to make our communities healthier.”
United Way’s annual campaign coordinates a collective effort of many to do the most good for the local community. It raises funds through individual and corporate donations, as well as workplace giving programs, to support local programs that are working to make the community better.
Donations to the campaign — which runs from March to May — stay local by going to programs that help residents increase health behaviors to improve their quality of life; get the resources they need to succeed in school, work and life; receive emergency and basic needs support to navigate a crisis; and have support to improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being so they can remain independent.
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