Thursday, June 20, 2013
Ride United For United Way Of Greater Cleveland
The United Way of Greater Cleveland has been under the leadership of Bill Kitson for just over a year. He inherited an organization that has met its goal for the past 3 years, including last year's goal of $41 million. More than 100 agencies get money from the United Way of Greater Cleveland for more than 200 programs that help more than 450,000 people. Among them are the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan school District. The United Way is looking for volunteers to help the 13 "investment schools," identified as those most in need.
Ride United is a fundraiser and an awareness campaign. Bill tells Jim that the bike ride between Cleveland and Akron is also a way to promote a healthy community. The ride starts Sunday morning at Cleveland State University, and offers riders the chance to bike routes from 12 to 100 miles.