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Why YOU Should Get Involved in Local Non-Profits, Wiregrass United Way CEO On Community Involvement

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDNews) – Have you ever wondered how you can help your community? Getting involved in a local non-profit is a great way to serve your community and meet new people. Many non-profits in the Wiregrass area would love to have you on their side.

“Whether you become a bank president, an engineer, a police officer, or run a company, most people want to help other people, and being involved in a non-profit is the way to help people,” said Walter Hill, CEO of Wiregrass United Way.

Hill has been the CEO of Wiregrass United Way for nearly 21 years and is also Chairman of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is passionate about encouraging Wiregrass residents to be involved in non-profits.

Helping a non-profit is a way to give back to the community, expand your network, gain leadership opportunities, and reach personal fulfillment.

“I think it’s a part of our obligation to our community to be involved. I firmly believe it will make you a better person,” said Hill.

There are many non-profit events you can attend and volunteer at to help the Wiregrass community.

Hill invites everyone to attend the Wiregrass United Way Pacesetter Kickoff at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, August 1 at 8:30 a.m. to help package 50,000 meals for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank.

As an employee in the Wiregrass area, Hill notes that being involved in local non-profits can help expand your network, help your company’s corporate image, and offers the possibility of new companies recruiting employees who are actively involved in the community.

“If you are getting involved with something, anywhere from PTA to sports to United Way to your church, it’s helping the community. Lots of things in Dothan require volunteers and community support,” said Hill.

Each non-profit has a different mission and purpose, but overall they are driven to help the needy and provide goods, services, and resources to meet community needs.

Volunteering with a non-profit has many benefits and there are many non-profits in the Wiregrass that need help year-round.