To the editor:

To the editor:

There are basic things that we all need for a good life. At United Way of Licking County, we believe that education, income and health are the building blocks that lead to a good life. A quality education is essential to finding the job that can provide a living wage and health benefits. Remove any of these building blocks and the other two will tumble.

During challenging times, it is important that we protect and support the areas that keep our local communities strong, such as quality schools. Numerous Licking County school districts are in need of our support May 5. A vote to support education is an opportunity to reach out your hand and influence the condition of all. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are stable and when people have good health.

That's what it means to live united. Please join United Way in supporting Licking County schools.

Laura Lewis

Board president

Licking County

United Way