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Gatzke Completes United Way Internship July-17-2014
Brittany Gatzke is a senior at Southwest Minnesota State University and is double majoring in Early Childhood Elementary Education and Early Childhood Special Education. She is originally from Hitchco
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Born Learning Trail Open & Ribbon Cutting Planned July-14-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota, the City of Granite Falls, Granite Falls Kiwanis, Bursch Travel and The Sawmill are excited to bring a Born Learning Trail (BLT) to Granite Falls to help parents and
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Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive July-10-2014
Help area children get a good start to the school year by providing some new school supplies or hygiene products.  Donation collection barrels and boxes are in place at Shopko, Wal-Mart, Marshall
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New Board Members and Officers for United Way of Southwest Minnesota July-10-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota has elected new officers and directors for the organization for the 2014-15 fiscal year.  Joining the board as new directors are Mark Schnaser, Marshall, Taylor
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I Scream, You Scream....We All Scream for Cold Stone! July-8-2014
The team of Ambassadors at the Lyon County Courthouse will be serving up Cold Stone Creamery on Wednesday, July 9th from 12:00pm-2:30pm outside the courthouse. Look for the Cold Stone truck on 6th Str
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- 2012-13 Campaign Results Announced by United Way of Southwest Minnesota

United 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.

 

Jeremy 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."

 

"United 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 area."

 

Funds 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.

 

Preparations 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.

 

Application 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 information.

   

United 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.