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United Way of Southwest Minnesota
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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United Way Recognition and Celebration to be held March 24, 2015 March-6-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota will hold its annual progress report to the community on Tuesday, March 24th from 3:45-5:00pm at the AmericInn in Marshall.  The event will recognize SW MN volun
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- Letter to the Editor

Thank you to the people and businesses in this area for your ongoing support of the annual United Way of Southwest Minnesota campaign.  Because of your generosity we exceeded our goal for the recent campaign.  Your local charitable response makes a real difference in local people's lives and advances the common good in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and western Redwood Counties. 

 

The following are some examples the monies raised have been used in Southwest Minnesota.

 

  • Over 2,300 young children gained essential school readiness skills when their parents and caregivers read their quality Imagination Library books to them each day.

  • 30 young adults with disabilities learned to ‘speak up' for themselves and how to deal with bullying situations.

  • Knowledgeable, caring volunteers taught important financial literacy skills to children in 82 different classrooms.

  • 91 patients with life-ending illnesses were treated with kindness and respect by caring professionals and staff. Their family members benefitted from support groups and many caring individuals.

  • There were 6,209 visits to local food shelves by hungry families.

 

All of this, plus much more, happens on an ongoing basis in this area because many people in this area demonstrate that they "Live United."

 

More information is available on our webpage, UnitedWaySWMN.org.  In addition, anyone interested in learning more about local services/programs can sign up for a free progress report that is sent monthly via email.

 

Thank you for your generosity,

 Marissa Kunde, Board Member and Resource Development Chair

 United Way of Southwest Minnesota