Selma Sears supporting United Way

Published 8:35 pm Saturday, June 11, 2011

By Alison McFerrin

The Selma Times-Journal

Every Wednesday in June, the money you spend at Sears won’t just pay for your next big purchase. It will also go toward feeding the hungry, doctoring the sick, and stopping domestic violence.

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“Of course we were very excited to have Sears come on board to help us,” United Way of Selma and Dallas County’s Jeff Cothran said. “If they’re shopping at Sears, part of that money will be coming back to this community.”

Selma Sears was chosen to participate in a corporate Sears program that will benefit a charity. Jacque Kelly, Sears manager, said they were given four choices of nonprofits to help. She said the choice was easy.

“We picked the United Way, because that was one that we knew was local,” Kelly said.

Two percent of the day’s net proceeds on June 15, 22, and 29 will be donated to the local United Way.

Cothran said that with the downturn of the economy, they will definitely be able to put the money raised to good use.

“We’ll be using it to support all of our fifteen agency partners,” Cothran said. “Salvation Army, Red Cross — I daresay before the weekend, somebody’s house is going to burn down, and they’re going to turn to the Red Cross … and when people make a donation to the United Way, that’s where it going. It’s going right back into the agencies in this community.”

Cothran said he hopes everyone in the community will get involved to support the United Way.