OVM’s United Way Campaign is Up and Running

Staff Reports

The first annual Color Me United 5K Race and Walk, hosted at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville, W.Va., by Williams’ Ohio Valley Midstream operating area, generated more than $20,000 to benefit United Way of Upper Ohio Valley.

This race helped us to support the local United Way’s efforts to improve education, financial stability and health locally.

Williams employees presented a check to George Smoulders, executive director of United Way, as part of the official campaign launch held last week. The proceeds of the race were matched dollar for dollar by Williams, bringing the overall contribution to $40,002 – more than halfway to the annual fundraising goal!

“The Color Me United race was a success, because of the generosity of everyone who supports the important mission of United Way,” said Jack Hamel, Williams’ OVM vice president and general manager.  “When it comes to improving our schools, our health care services, the financial stability of our residents, and making our diverse community a better place to live, the United Way is always there leading the charge.”

Throughout the kick off event, employees enjoyed a barbecue lunch.  After lunch, a corn hole and horseshoe tournament took place.

We have more activities planned as part of the OVM United Way campaign, including participating in Day of Caring on Sept. 10, a Poker Run on Sept.20, and Skeet Shoot (date TBD).