United Way of Hancock County is celebrating its 60th anniversary and has produced a music video to celebrate. The organization produced a parody of the song "Watch Me" by Silento which features dances called “Whip It Nae Nae,” “Bop” and the “Stanky Leg.”
“We wanted to involve the community in a video that could provide great exposure and encourage citizens of Hancock County to help us measurably improve people’s lives,” said Tamera Rooney, communications director for United Way of Hancock County.
The organization asked the community to gather friends and co-workers and submit videos of themselves dancing to the summer sensation. They also invited local adults and youth to participate in a video shoot on August 10, 2015. More than 100 people showed up and many stayed for 4 hours.
Local resident Rich Kramer recorded the song and led the video. Groups that participated were: Findlay High School, Becky's School of Dance, Blanchard Valley Health System, Capitol City All Stars, Logan's Irish Pub, Findlay Country Club, City Apparel/City Uniforms & Linen, The University of Findlay, Go Grow Strategies, Rally in the Alley, Hancock Historical Museum, Andrea Kramer & Family and Glass Arrow Audio.
The music video is on United Way of Hancock County’s website http://LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org, and on their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/unitedwayofhancockcounty. The video can also be found on You Tube by searching for #WatchMeLIVEUNITED.
About United Way of Hancock County:
Although it is a global organization, each United Way is locally governed and focuses on improving lives in each individual community across the country and the world. The mission of United Way of Hancock County is to “measurably improve people’s lives in Hancock County.”
Since its inception in 1955, the organization has gone from doing fundraising for a handful of organizations to partnering with hundreds of programs and services through local nonprofit organizations. Over the past 60 years, United Way of Hancock County has raised more than $76 million dollars for programs and services. Not only does the organization fundraise, but staff members and volunteers are deeply involved in many community committees, collaborative projects and are partnering with other community organizations to address the root causes of social issues in Hancock County.
Today, United Way of Hancock continually works toward a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. The organization strives for a community that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone.