Living United is not about politics, it’s about understanding the complex issues that face our communities, our state, and our nation, and coming together to solve them.
How United Way Advocates
Our advocacy work provides objective information to key decision-makers and the community about the health and human service needs of individuals and families in Cumberland County.
Become An Advocate
Whether you’re speaking out to improve education, financial stability, and health, telling your representative what you think, or using social media to spread the word about an issue you care about, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.
“Often when people think of advocacy, they think of a lobbyist or a big policy change; that can be advocacy. But advocacy is also something that we do every day. When people advocate, they take action to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. In a healthy community you have many different people coming together to advocate for things that are needed. It could be better after school programs, better produce at a grocery store, or for a stop sign at the end of your street,” says Nicole Witherbee.