United Way has been busy over the past few months working to raise funds for programs and services that support the Central Alberta community. Behind all the work is a team of dedicated volunteers who are the ones contacting local businesses and individuals for support. One long-term volunteer, Mike Gerhardt has been working with United Way of Central Alberta since 2007 on the Campaign Cabinet. Previous to that, he volunteered in a similar role within United Way of Saskatoon. “I started off volunteering because I wanted to give something back to the community. I’m fortunate to have a great job working within a great company, so I felt I would like to support those who aren’t as lucky as me. I decided United Way would be a great fit because it is something my company, Agrium, supports. Throughout my volunteer time with United Way, I’ve seen the value in the work that is done on a daily basis,” stated Mike.