The best thing about working at United Way is the people! I've had the unique opportunity to build relationships with the entire spectrum of our community. People seeking assistance in hard times. People looking for hope in their darkest hour. The partner agency staff members help to provide that assistance in tandem with community volunteers giving their time and energy and not expecting anything in return. Also, our generous donors to whom we turn each year to help fund the resources that strengthen our community. Working with so many people, I have found that kindness works with everyone. United Way started as an interesting job but has evolved into a mission to see our community be the best it can be. I like to think that United Way chose me.