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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