TOPEKA -- Goodyear-Topeka employees rose to the needs of the community raising $217,303 for United Way.
The announcement was made at the United Way campaign-results meeting earlier today at Goodyear Topeka and represented an 18 percent increase in giving at the plant location from 2009. The 2010 total also breaks the previous record of approximately $194,000 raised in 2008.
“Even though this past year has been tough for most of us, our associates dug deep into their pockets and gave 18 percent more to the United Way than they did a year ago,” said Tim Davis, Goodyear-Topeka plant manager. “That says a lot about the people we have working here and how much they believe in supporting the community through the United Way.”
United Way of Greater Topeka is focused on ensuring everyone in our community has the basic building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health. By Living United through giving, advocating and volunteering, the community is positively impacted.
“This community continues to surprise me in the best possible way,” said Miriam Krehbiel, United Way of Greater Topeka president and chief executive officer. “The employees of Goodyear truly understand what it is to Live United and are invested in the future of our community.”
Dollars invested in United Way are reinvested in our community in over 70 program throughout the community.
“Goodyear is proud to be a part of the Topeka community and proud of our long history of support for the United Way,” said Davis.