Our connection to United Way started about 40 years ago when we were a young couple and decided we wanted to do something for the community. We love the United Way because we feel like they have their feelers out and know what’s happening in the community. I like the fact that United Way has an umbrella approach and looks at everything and then decides where the best use of funds in energy and effort would be. It’s amazing how you can join together to create something that’s even better. -- Barbara Groome, Retired Asheville Middle School Teacher and United Way donor and volunteer.