United We Live, United We Fall – Thoughts from your former United Way home.

May 6, 2011

Before I am torn down today, I wanted to share some final thoughts. For 20 + years my halls were filled with hopes and dreams of better days ahead! I’ll never forget how lives were changed by those I protected. Here’s to memories of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Action Agency, American Red Cross, Urban Ministries, Girl Scouts, Mid-Cumberland Child Care Resource and Referral, Crisis Intervention/211 and Hearing Bridges. Even my parking lot became a venue for serving others through Manna Café Ministries.

I would have fallen long before now if not for the Baggett Family and hundreds of my fellow neighbors who took care of me during Days of Caring. I always felt much better when you finished your tasks! Thanks for caring!

Although I’ll soon be piles of rubble, I am thankful that in my final hours I could be a “building donor” and continue helping families through Habitat for Humanity. It’s gratifying to know that on this site families will continue receiving help through the WIC Center.

I know I was merely concrete, timber, porcelain and brick, but believe me when I say that I will miss LIVING UNITED with you! May you continue to Give, Advocate and Volunteer!

P.S. Did they find Jimmy Hoffa?