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United Way of Southwest Minnesota
A Record Setting Day October-23-2014
More than 100 volunteers across Southwest Minnesota participated in Read for the Record this week. The United Way of Southwest Minnesota locally coordinated Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, agai
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Trick-or-Canning to Benefit Area Food Shelves & Hunger Relief Efforts in Southwest Minnesota October-22-2014
The SMSU Student Social Work Association (SSWA) students will go Trick-Or-Canning throughout Marshall on Halloween to benefit area food shelves. The concept is the same as Trick-Or-Treating although t
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YME Schools Holds Campaign Kick-Off October-20-2014
Yellow Medicine East Schools held United Way kick off informational sessions this afternoon for elementary, middle, and high school staff. 

Thank you to the YME School District
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Bremer Bank Holds Silent Auction to Benefit United Way of Southwest Minnesota October-15-2014
Make sure to stop by Bremer Bank-Marshall and check out their gift basket silent auction!

This is open to the public. The selection is amazing. Lots of good gift giving options. 
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North Star Mutual Insurance Company Kicks Off Campaign October-15-2014
North Star Mutual Insurance Company had a sports team kick-off theme for their United Way kickoff event.   Community Partners from Special Olympics helped make the event even more special. &nb
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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.