United Way Bay County Starts Unity Challenge Campaign

The United Way of Bay County is kicking off its annual campaign in a new way.

As part of their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, the agency will start with a 10-day Unity Challenge, giving businesses and community members a chance to learn from those with different life experiences. For 10 business days, participants will get an email with content on topics such as LGBTQ+, race, veterans, socioeconomics, and more. The challenge will offer ways to read, watch, listen and converse, ultimately leading them to take action through volunteering, allyship, and advocacy. The challenge is going on through September 19th.

The United Way of Bay County’s campaign kickoff event will be held on September 21st, called The Longest Table. Sponsored by Consumers Energy, attendees will share a meal at a block-long table on Washington Avenue from 4th to 5th Street. Campaign Co-Chairs are Heather Gallegos of Dow and Seth Perigo of Huntington Bank. Visit the United Way of Bay County’s website for more information.