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United Way of Scotland County History

The Beginning...

In 1953, the following concerned citizens organized the first United Way in Scotland County, known then as the United Way of Caring:

Edwin Pate Jr.      
Mason McGregor
James L. McNair, Jr.
O.L. Moore
J.B. Hood
R.F. McCoy
L.B. Mills
L.T. Gibson
John F. McNair, III
John McLaurin
W. Hervey Evans
James L. Morgan
Miss Kate McIntyre
Bill Farmer
Wade S. Dunbar, Sr.

They were the first United Way Board of Directors and officers in Scotland County.

The Initial Mission

It was their belief that the United Way of Caring would allow all walks of life to effectively meet critical needs and solve community problems.  Through financial support and volunteer activity they assisted non-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals and objectives.