Cumberland United Way plans assessment

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County United Way will reach out in September and October to community members through focus groups and a survey to get a better handle on local human-service needs.

A survey will be mailed to randomly-selected households across the county and distributed to neighborhood resource centers and libraries.

And United Way will hold 10 focus groups throughout the county, open to the public, to gain insights on topics including economics, education, healthcare, the military, public safety, recreation and cultural activities and the social environment.

After an initial session Sept. 4, focus groups will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

Sept. 18: Kiwanis Recreation Center

Sept. 23: Spring Lake Recreation Center

Sept. 25: Hope Mills Recreation Center

Sept. 30: Cliffdale Recreation Center

Oct. 2: Myers Recreation Center

Oct. 7: Smith Recreation Center

Oct. 16: College Lakes Recreation Center

Oct. 23: Eastover Recreation Center

Oct. 30: Stedman Recreation Center

Details are available on United Way’s website.

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