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United Way to Chat in May

(left to right) Louis Negrón, CEO, United Way of Transylvania County, chats with James Cauble, Flora Cauble, Jimmy Whitmire, and Harry Powell during a recent  Community Chat at Harmony Korner.

Louis Negrón, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) invites members of the community to meet him at the Community Chat series in May. These informal conversations center on the local United Way—where it is and where it should grow to address community needs.

“The past three months have been an exciting time in my role as CEO of United Way of Transylvania County. I have met some of the most caring, honest, truthful, and healing people via our Fireside and Community Chats. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet you and I look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming chats in Pisgah Forest and Cedar Mountain. Together we "Live United as one Transylvania County," Negrón said.

Pisgah Fish Camp, on Hwy 64, near the 276 intersection in Pisgah Forest, offers one free tea or soft drink with order during the Community Chat there on Wednesday, May 8, from 12:00 to 1:30.

Cedar Mountain Café, on the Greenville Highway (Hwy 276) in Cedar Mountain, offers one free tea with order during the Community Chat there on Wednesday, May 22, from 12:00 to 1:30.

Details about other informal conversation events at various locations throughout the county will be announced separately. Contact UWTC to suggest a Community Chat location or to have Negrón speak at a club or organization meeting.

About United Way of Transylvania County

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives. Goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household, and live a healthy lifestyle.

UWTC has a particular focus on early childhood education, and has established the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund to drive programs to families with young children in remote and underserved areas of the county.

Contributions support local health and human service initiatives including community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the NC 2-1-1 information and referral service, TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) non-profit support, Familywize prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance.

United Way of Transylvania County also awards approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service non-profit programs and collaborative actions. 

UWTC funds programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect, and programs providing housing, after-school and summer youth education, health services, financial education and counseling, conflict resolution training, and parenting education and support.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit  or

GREAT things happen when we LIVE UNITED for our community!   ###