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Knick, Lamon to lead United Way campaign
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United Way campaign chair Taryn Knick and vice chair Andy Lamon - photo by Photo provided

Taryn Knick and Andy Lamon will lead the United Way of Effingham’s 2014 fundraising campaign.

Knick will serve as chairperson and Lamon as vice chair for the campaign, which the United Way of the Coastal Empire has conducted in Effingham annually since 1983.

Last year, more than $330,000 was pledged to help financially support more than 60 health and human service programs.

Both Knick and Lamon bring with them many years of community volunteering and leadership and they both currently serve on the United Way Effingham advisory board.

Knick has worked for BB&T for 16 years and is currently the market leader for its Rincon and Springfield branches. She has lived in Effingham County for 30 years.

She resides in Guyton with husband Robert and their 12-year-old son Dalton. They are members of Zion Lutheran Church.

Knick enjoys volunteering and has been actively involved with United Way for five years. She also is an active member of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, serving as a chamber ambassador.

”I feel strongly about the United Way because they work with families to help establish a firm foundation so they can be successful and self-sufficient going forward,” Knick said. “I have witnessed firsthand how the United Way has impacted families and it makes me proud to volunteer for such a great agency.”

Lamon is the pastor of Gateway Community Church-Effingham. He and his wife Jodie have been married for 20 years and they reside in Guyton with their sons Greg and Thomas.

Originally from Tennessee, the Lamons moved to Effingham County four years ago from Tybee Island to “plant the church” in Effingham County. Along with serving on the United Way advisory board, Lamon is on the Habitat for Humanity board.

Lamon believes being involved in the community is vitally important, thus supporting the United Way’s mission statement of “improving the caring power of the community.”

Knick and Lamon encourage the community once again to “live United” and pledge to the United Way campaign individually or through their workplace.