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United Way Awards Luncheon honors 2018 Campaign Leaders and Partners

United Way of Coastal CarolinaMOEN and Publix Campaign Leaders accept their Community Champion Awards for outstanding Workplace Campaigns. L to R:  Aaron Wood, Regina Sorg, and Brittney Benton of Publix #1533 in New Bern; Jennifer Best of MOEN; and Sandra Phelps, Executive Director of UWCC.

United Way of Coastal Carolina’s 2018-19 Campaign Leaders & Partners Appreciation Luncheon was held Wednesday, February 27th at The Flame Banquet Center. UWCC presented awards in categories including Community Champions, Volunteer of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, Board Member of the Year, Community Spirit Award and Media Partner of the Year.

Publix Store #1623 in Emerald Isle receives the Community Champion Award.  L to R: Christine Moody of CPCC, a UWCC agency partner; Marie Perry, Publix Store Manager; Kitti Hardison and Sherwood Crawford of UWCC.

United Way recognized Publix Store #1533 in New Bern, Publix Store #1623 in Emerald Isle, and MOEN, Inc. in New Bern as Campaign Champions for their United Way giving campaigns as well as their community outreach efforts throughout the year. Curtis Media Group was named Media Partner of the Year. Shawn Black Herring and Black Insurance Services received the Business Partner of the Year. The Community Spirit Award went to James “Smoke” Boyd of The Flame Catering. The Volunteer of the Year award was given to Tara Dickson of Weyerhaeuser Timberlands and Chuck Dale received the United Way Board Member of the Year award.

Jonathan Toler of Curtis Media accepts the Media Partner Award, and Chef Smoke Boyd of The Flame accepts the Community Spirit Award.

Chuck Dale receives Board Member of the Year, Shawn Black Herring of Allstate Black Insurance Services accepts Business Partner of the Year, and Tara Dickson with Weyerhaeuser Timberlands is Volunteer of the Year.

Hurricane Florence Long Term Recovery groups in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties were also recognized for their efforts to repair the storm damaged homes of individuals and families.

Executive Director Sandra Phelps states, “Since 1957, an amazing $19 million has been raised from compassionate citizens through the annual United Way of Coastal Carolina (UWCC) campaign. There is a spirit of giving that is prevalent throughout our community.”

Submitted by: The United Way of Coastal Carolina