United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) announces that $539,081.36 in donations and pledges have been recorded to date during the annual fund-raising campaign. This equates to 89.8% of the $600,000 campaign goal.
Currently, more than 52,600 local people are being served through UWSWMN initiatives, community partner programs and partnerships. With the help of our donors, we are making a difference in our communities, schools and neighborhoods. Every dollar makes a difference.
All donations to UWSWMN are invested in programs to help improve the lives of local people. Here are a couple of examples of how last year’s campaign funds are being invested: 2,500 local children receive a book in the mail each month; food is provided to those in need through the Kitchen Table Food Shelves in Marshall, Tracy & Westbrook; and support is provided for victims of domestic violence in Lincoln, Lyon, Yellow Medicine and Redwood counties.
A $30 donation provides a book each month in the mailbox of one child in our service area. A $52 donation provides 385 pounds of meat for the food shelf. A $520 donation provides 4 nights of safe housing in a local hotel for a victim and their children as they flee from violence.
If you’d like to support the work of UWSWMN, contributions can be made online at www.UnitedWaySWMN.org or mailed to UWSWMN, PO Box 41, Marshall, MN 56258. The annual campaign runs through January 31, 2020.
Together, Let’s Help Our Home.