Northwest Arkansas United Way 2014 Sets $4 Million Goal

Posted: August 29, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.

United Way of Northwest Arkansas’s 2014 campaign drive kicked off Thursday simultaneously in Fayetteville, Rogers and Siloam Springs with an announced goal of $4 million.

At A Glance

Shawn Walker, chairman of the United Way Board of Directors, gave this example of need Thursday at the kickoff of the 2014 United Way campaign. The goal is $4 million.

Just to meet basic needs, a single mother of two making $12 an hour, or $21,600 a year, would spend, on average, per month:

  • $581 for rent on a two-bedroom apartment.
  • $140 a week for groceries (she would not qualify for food stamps).
  • $178 for utilities.
  • $125 on a car payment.
  • $150 for gasoline.
  • $100 for car insurance.
  • $50 for phone service
  • Leaving a total of $51 a month as free cash.

Source: Staff Report

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