Way of Southwest Minnesota reports a total of $546,295 was raised during the
2012-13 fund-raising campaign in this area. Last year's campaign raised
$516,295 so this is an increase of over $30,000.
Gossen, President of the Board said, "We are truly blessed here in Southwest
Minnesota! ‘Live United' is not just a slogan, but a way of life in our
area. Thank you to all who invest time and resources into our communities
through the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. These investments will help
us leave our communities stronger than we found them."
Way of Southwest Minnesota is committed to making sure the money that has been
raised will be used to make a difference in people's lives, right here where we
live," said Ruth Ascher, Executive Director. "Our sincere appreciation
goes to everyone who donated and who generously invested in the future of this
that have been raised will go to work in local programs that focus on the
education, income and health of people in this area. United Way of
Southwest Minnesota will continue to work in several collaborative efforts with
community partners to address important issues like building school readiness
for young children, promoting safety and well-being, and fighting hunger.
are now underway for the community investment work that will occur during the
next few months. Community volunteers and United Way board members will
work hard to carry out plans and to review community programs to make sure that
all donated funds are used as wisely as possible.
forms for Community Impact Grants will be available on March 1.
Non-profit organizations serving people in this area can get information about
this grant application process by contacting United Way of Southwest Minnesota
at 507-929-2273. People interested in volunteering to help with the
citizen review process of these grant applications can also call for more
Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to
create lasting changes in people's lives and the communities of Lincoln, Lyon,
Murray, Yellow Medicine and western Redwood Counties of Minnesota.