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Can a Candy bar Change a Community


Three Musketeers is a novel written in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d’Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris. He meets three of the illustrious Musketeers of the Guard named Athos, Porthos and Aramis. These men are extremely brave and serve with honor. They vow an allegiance to one another that is to be admired…you might say they chose to live united. 
Their commitment to the safety and well being of the others filled them with courage to face much adversity. They were willing to lay down their lives for the others. If one was captured the remaining musketeers would fight to free their beloved friend. Their slogan is memorable, “All for One and One for All”. Even if the odds were against them they would unite and fight.
United we fight. United we win. That’s the mantra of the Albemarle Area United Way. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. You might say were an “All for One, One for All” organization.
Perhaps the next time you see a 3 Musketeers candy bar made by the Mars company you’ll think about United Way. Maybe you’ll even consider pledging to live united in much the same manner as the noble guard did many years ago. Your dollars can unite with others across our community and contribute to fighting the good fight.