United Way of Logan County surpasses goal

Logan County residents have once again proven their dedication to improving our community by giving generously to United Way. Kenneth Mitchell, United Way President Emeritus, announced the 2011 fundraising total of $190,903 at United Way of Logan County’s annual Campaign Celebration Tuesday evening.  The United Way Board set the 2011 fundraising goal at $189,000.

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Last year the United Way of Logan County collected almost $192,000 in donations and helped 14,000 citizens in need.

The Campaign Celebration was also the setting for United Way of Logan County to present three distinguished awards. Companion Home Health and Hospice received the Corporate Spirit award, Sheila Steen was awarded Volunteer of the Year, and David Ball received the Newcomer of the Year award.

Dollars raised through the United Way of Logan County support ten, local non-profit organizations, called Partner Agencies.  All programs are reviewed annually by donor volunteers to ensure contributions are properly invested.

Steve Gentling, United Way President, remarked, “Donor contributions make it possible for United Way Partner Agencies to continue to provide resources to meet the needs of our friends, our families, our neighbors and those we may never meet. We are so grateful to the community for being a part of the United Way story.”

United Way of Logan County is committed to addressing our community’s needs. United Way funded programs reach thousands of Logan County residents each year while maintaining the highest level of accountability.

United Way of Logan County was founded in 1986 by local volunteers seeking a unified solution to critical needs in the community.

Donations, or gifts, helps 11 agencies in Logan County including: Partner Agencies Serving Logan County, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Community Action Agency, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Girls Scouts, God’s Food Bank, Logan Community Services, Logan County Council of Aging, New Horizons and YMCA.

All photos provided by Jarret George.

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