News Release

United Way Announces 3rd Annual Great State Heroes Event


On September 5th, United Way of Wilkes County will hold its third Great State Heroes event.  United Way is seeking nominations for our “local Heroes.”  Our heroes are unselfishly serving in our communities to improve lives and lead by example.  They impact lives just by the way they live and serve.  “Great State Heroes” look like ordinary citizens, but they do extraordinary deeds for the people of Wilkes County.


Nominees are being accepted in four area of service:  Crisis Intervention, Educational Advancement, Health Improvement and Future Generations (18 years old or younger).  The top three nominees in each category will be invited to attend our festivities on September 5th.  The winner in each category will receive a $1,000 award that will be made to the non-profit organization of their choice. 


Perhaps you know someone who has helped others through a difficult time.  Maybe you have witnessed someone who is truly making a difference in their school, their workplace, their church or their community.  If so, please nominate them before July 1st, 2017.


Forms and information are available on the United Way website or at Great State Bank.  You are welcomed to make additional copies as needed.


Completed nominations can be mailed or faxed to:

Great State Heroes 2017

United Way of Wilkes County

910 C Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

336-651-7807 (fax)



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