Meet Jeff Slawson, United Way: Families April Ambassador
Each month someone in our community takes up the mantle of United Way: Families to share the story of families who are struggling to get by. They are our United Way: Families Ambassadors. April's Ambassador is Jeff Slawson. Jeff grew up right here in Erie County. He's currently a reporter at WKBW and sees the highs and lows of our community each day. That's why he supports this new inititative.
We sat down with Jeff to learn more about what makes him tick, and why he's so passionate about giving back.
You were born and raised here in WNY and now your professional career has taken you back. What do you love most about our community?
Was there one specific news story you covered that made you realize people are struggling?
What has inspired you to give back?
What do you want people to know about United Way: Families?
United Way: Families is something the effects all of us. It may not be you or your family who is struggling, but it would be the family down the street or your kids best friend, or their teacher. It can be ANYONE, and it is really our duty to pitch in and help those who need it. When people struggle, that has repercussions that can harm everyone. If we stick up for each other it can make Buffalo and Erie County and even better place to live. Who wouldn't want to work toward that?