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Local Heroes Celebrated for Living United in Purpose

By Graciela Hines
Community Writer
04/30/2024 at 01:12 PM


In a heartwarming celebration of community spirit and philanthropy, residents from across our local communities gathered to honor those who exemplify the spirit of unity and purpose. The 2024 Arrowhead United Way Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, hosted by a coalition of local organizations, aimed to recognize the contributions of individuals and groups who have made a significant impact in improving the lives of others.

Generosity was at the forefront of the morning as attendees came together to express gratitude towards the dedicated donors whose generosity has fueled countless initiatives aimed at uplifting our communities. The unwavering support of Community Action Partnership, First 5 San Bernardino, Making Hope Happen Foundation, and the likes of the Inland Empire resource Center has enabled various community projects to thrive and make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.

The tasty breakfast event served as a platform to showcase the invaluable partnerships between local organizations and community members. These collaborations have been instrumental in addressing pressing social issues, fostering inclusivity, and building a stronger, more resilient community.

A highlight of the evening was the celebration of ten local youths who were awarded the esteemed "Success on the Horizon" STEAM Scholarship. These bright and ambitious individuals were recognized for their outstanding achievements and commitment to pursuing excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). The scholarship not only serves as a testament to their hard work and dedication but also as a stepping stone towards their higher education goals.

Speaking at the event, organizers emphasized the importance of nurturing talent and providing opportunities for young people to thrive. By investing in their education and supporting their aspirations, the community is paving the way for a brighter and more promising future for all.

As the evening came to a close, there was a sense of pride and unity among attendees, knowing that together, they have the power to effect positive change and create a better tomorrow for generations to come. With their collective efforts and unwavering commitment to living united in purpose, the local community is poised to overcome any challenge and continue making a difference in the lives of others.