United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC), a non-profit organization that aims to provide health and human service resources for residents throughout Union County, North and South Plainfield, launches its latest video entitled, "We Are United Way of Greater Union County".
 
Released digitally in January, the video offers viewers a brief, but telling and compelling opportunity to learn about UWGUC, the communities it serves and its collective impact. "We want viewers to know that as a health and human services organization, we are committed to addressing barriers and finding sustainable lasting solutions so that everyone has an opportunity to achieve their highest potential", said James Horne, Jr., President and CEO of United Way of Greater Union County.
 
The three minute video, which features Horne; Alison Yablonowitz, UWGUC Board Chairperson; Juanita Vargas, Vice President at United Way of Greater Union County and community partner, Stacy Grant, emphasizes UWGUC's presence, why organizations like UWGUC are vital and asks viewers to get involved.
 
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In Union County, one in every four families live below federally defined poverty levels and cannot meet every day basic needs. Through funding programs and services in Union County, such as its Family Success Centers, UWGUC helps provide children and families with access to resources that seeks to help lift families out of poverty. As Vice President Vargas explains during the video, "...by helping one single mother get training and become a certified nurses aide, we're really talking about the impact that one person has on their children, parents, siblings and families and really being able to bring whole families out of poverty.
 
Viewers can also find the "We Are United Way of Greater Union County" video online at www.uwguc.org/vision-and-mission or on the organization's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/UWGUC1.