JUNE 24, 2020 Lunch time at Wednesday’s “United Together” coordinator’s event took on an additional element of excitement when United Way of Enid and NW Oklahoma announced their 2020-2021 campaign chairs. With several members of the business community on hand to learn about this year’s United Way Campaign, KV, Kyle, Alex and Archer Williams (4 generations) were officially named as this year’s United Way Campaign Chairs. “We are thrilled to have the Williams Family leading this year’s campaign and setting the example for others to follow,” said Mike Ruby, President of the Board of United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma. Alex Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Jiffy Trip, who serves on the local United Way Board and Executive Committee and Kyle Williams, President of Hammer-Williams Company and Williams Media Group will be representing the Family during the campaign. “As life-long residents of Enid, we believe in and have always been strong advocates of the philosophy of “service above self” and support the mission of United Way. Our family has been tremendously blessed from the hard work of my grandfather, father and the numerous employees whom we employ. We enjoy giving back and are excited to chair this year’s campaign.” said Alex Williams, COO of Jiffy Trip Kyle Williams, CEO of Hammer-Williams stated, “We need Pacesetters! These are businesses and their employees who will commit to completing their United Way campaigns prior to the official Kick-Off in early September. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way’s partner agencies have been hit hard and have expended a number of their resources to help folks in our community. That’s why we believe that we need to strive for a goal that will help meet the additional needs throughout our communities in NW OK.” Williams added, “The demand for our nonprofit’s services has grown; and with the additional dollars we plan to raise this year it will help more people who are homeless, hungry, out of work and those struggling to raise a family. That’s why we have set the goal at $800,000 this year. I’m challenging our Pacesetter employers to consider matching their employees’ contributions at some level. Perhaps you can’t match them dollar-for-dollar; however, begin at a level that works for your company’s budget. You will not receive a better return on your investment anywhere.” Pacesetters to date include: Stride Bank, Cimarron Council Boy Scouts of America, Long, Claypole & Blakely PLC, Community Development Support Association (CDSA), Denny Price Family YMCA, Hedges Speech & Hearing Center, NBC Oklahoma, Jiffy Trip, The Salvation Army, TPI Staffing, Inc., and YWCA of Enid. The United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma’s campaign supports 15 member agencies: Booker T. Washington Center, Cimarron Council Boy Scouts, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Community Development Support Association (CDSA), Denny Price Family YMCA, Garfield County Child Advocacy Council, Hedges Speech and Hearing, Human Services Alliance of Greater Enid, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, Loaves & Fishes of NW OK, RSVP, The Salvation Army, YWCA of Enid, and Youth and Family Services of North Central Oklahoma. Funds also support other local social and human services projects through discretionary giving. For more information regarding becoming a Pacesetter or the 2020-2021 campaign contact the United Way office at (580)237-0821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.