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United Way of Southwest Minnesota
United Way of SW MN Launches Online Volunteer Platform April-13-2015
By creating a venue that both allows individuals to see the many ways they can make a difference and agencies to promote their needs, United Way of Southwest Minnesota has increased the potential for
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THANK YOU SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA! March-25-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota held its annual progress report to the community on Tuesday, March 24th.  The event recognized SW MN volunteers, investors and community partners and highlighted
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Backstrom Named United Way of SW MN Education and Volunteer Services Coordinator March-23-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced today that Tanya Backstrom has joined the organization as the Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator. In this role, she will provide strong, strateg
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Lyon Lincoln Electric Cooperative and Operation RoundUp Support Imagination Library March-17-2015
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is a recipient of a $1,500 grant from Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative and Operation RoundUp to support the Imagination Library Program. Thank you to Lyon-Lincol
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United Way of SW MN and Wells Fargo Contest Winners Announced March-16-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN), in partnership with Wells Fargo, sponsored a coloring contest drawing for children birth through Kindergarten (age 6) who live in the UWSWMN service area. C
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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.