At the United Way’s 2018 Annual Recognition & Kickoff Luncheon, City Manager Charlie McClendon accepted on behalf of Cathedral City employees the Silver Cup – City Competition trophy. The trophy honored our employees for reaching further in their pockets to donate to the community more than any other city employee group in the Coachella Valley for the third year in a row.
Money raised goes to buy meals for hungry children, case managers to help families gain financial stability, mental health counseling, school supplies, and assistance to women and children escaping from domestic violence. Local programs include the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City, FIND Food Bank, and Family Services of the Desert, just to name a few.
Cathedral City employees showed their generosity and community spirit by making contributions and pledges totaling $21,365.22. The funds will go a long way in achieving United Way’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in the Coachella Valley.
The City also won the United Way’s Platinum Award which recognizes our City employees as they donated more than $100 per employee on average.
Finally, Human Resources Manager Eugenia Torres won the “Outstanding Workplace Campaign Coordinator” for her efforts in making the United Way Campaign so successful and helping to raise awareness and support among City employees.
If you would like to contribute to the United Way of the Desert or learn more about their programs, go to www.UnitedWayoftheDesert.org.