[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 174 (Thursday, November 10, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1123]
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                        HON. MICHAEL C. BURGESS

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, November 10, 2022

  Mr. BURGESS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the United Way of 
Tarrant County as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. In 1922, the 
Fort Worth Community Chest was created when a group of local leaders 
came together to merge the fundraising efforts from a variety of 
different charity organizations. These community leaders recognized 
that working together, united-as-one, was a superior strategy as 
opposed to competing against each other for charitable resources. This 
early non-profit organization was the forerunner of today's United Way 
of Tarrant County.
  From its inception, the new organization focused on key initiatives 
to not only identify problems faced by Tarrant County residents, but to 
also address the reasons the problems exist in the first place. They 
have forged crucial partnerships with key community stakeholders. 
Engaging local governments, fellow non-profits, corporations, and small 
businesses to collectively combat county-wide challenges pertaining to 
education, financial stability, and community health. Continuing its 
growth and assistance to communities, the organization hit a major 
milestone in 1973, when it became officially known as the ``United Way 
of Metropolitan Tarrant County''.
  The United Way of Tarrant County continues to empower residents, 
donors, volunteers, businesses, and other groups who provide crucial 
support to enable the organization to fulfill its mission to improve 
the overall quality of life for those in need. Through building trust 
and relationships with the community, the United Way has always 
encouraged residents to unite together in order to further worthwhile 
change and build stronger communities.
  I would like to express my admiration and well wishes as this 
worthwhile humanitarian organization celebrates its centennial. The 
United Way of Tarrant County is holding its celebratory ``Get United 
Day'' event on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Globe Life Field in 
Arlington, Texas in honor of the 100th anniversary of its founding. The 
United Way has had a tremendously positive impact on the well-being of 
Tarrant County's citizens and will undoubtedly do so for decades to