Thank you to our continuous supporters who help fund our impact strategies and investments in community change. Our Mission is to bond people and resources together to build a stronger and healthier community.
This past year has proven to be one of unprecedented change around the world. Change that has profoundly impacted our lives, communities, and the clients we serve. Now, more than ever, United Ways need your support to do what we do best in the aftermath of disasters -- help communities respond, recover, rebuild and reimagine for the long term.
Our commitment to bond people and resources together and build a healthier community must not waver and never will, as our funded partners need benefits, education, income, and financial independence for their clients.
Thank you to our donors who stepped up to help when your friends, families, and neighbors were in need. Your help has put food on the table, provided utility assistance, and kept the roof over their heads.
While United Way is raising money for our current campaign, we are reminded of the pronounced impact COVID-19 has had on virtually every corner of life since March of 2020. Our focus is "Respond. Recover. Reimagine. Rebuild." It will be a continued challenge for all of us to recover and rebuild as we may need to deal with other waves of the virus this fall and winter.
Our community's needs are significant, and there is no one person and no one agency that can do it alone. United Way funds eight local programs and three initiatives providing for our current community needs. Our programs help people of all walks of life, from our children to our elderly community, at the same time collaborating with members of our community to work towards solutions.
We have been responding to local needs and society's most pressing problems for more than 64 years. COVID-19 was a new challenge for us. We took on the challenge to help families and individuals furloughed, laid off, or who lost their jobs. United Way is rebuilding for a better, more equitable, and more resilient community. We need to reimagine a new normal that results in more equitable and resilient communities.
This year's campaign goal is $160,000. Presently, the campaign is at 48%. We are currently $54,000 under compared to where we were last year at this time.
United Way of Miami County is participating in #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 30! It's a National Day of Generosity, a day when you can positively impact our community and fund programs and initiatives to help us support those struggling in these trying times. A big thank you to NIPSCO for providing a $5,000 match for this year's Giving Tuesday. We want to invite the public to the United Way office at 13 E. Main St. from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. to drop of their donation and share some refreshments.
If you have any questions about donating or participating in the United Way's #GivingTuesday, please feel free to drop Director Wallick an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 765-473-4240.