Letter: Susan Khalil, Loudoun Cares

Editor: Music, laughter, and dancing were the theme of the day at the LoudounLIVE Music Festival on Sept. 10, hosted by the United Way of the National Capital Area. At the heart of the event was hope for the people of Loudoun whose lives will be positively affected because of the UWNCA’s generous contributions.

As beneficiaries of the $100,000 in grants this year, we thank you on behalf of the men, women, and children who will have a warm bed, receive fresh clothing, begin a new chapter of life, and learn new skills from the nonprofits that serve them. Your $100,000 in grants has an enormous impact on the organizations that were selected as 2016 grantees: The Arc of Loudoun Paxton Campus, Friends of Loudoun County Mental Health, Good Shepherd Alliance, Help for Others, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), Loudoun Cares, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Loudoun Literacy Council, and Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers.

We also thank the sponsors of the LoudounLIVE Music Festival for supporting the Community Impact Fund. You, along with many generous individuals and corporations, make it possible for the UWNCA to provide grant funding for Loudoun’s non-profit organizations. LoudounLIVE was also a wonderful kick-off to the UWNCA annual campaign.

Finally, thank you to the members of the UWNCA Loudoun Regional Council for your service and hard work planning this inaugural event. The Loudoun community is all the better because of your generosity and we can’t wait to see what next year’s event has in store.

Susan Khalil, Executive Director, Loudoun Cares

On behalf of the 2016 United Way NCA grantee nonprofits

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