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Monday, September 28, 2015
68,000 MEALS PACKAGED DURING KICKOFF United Way of Washington County’s annual fundraising campaign officially kicked off on September 24. They celebrated the occasion with their United Against Hunger event at Washington County Fair Park. More than 500 community volunteers—including families, individuals, and company teams—united to package more than 68,000 meals for distribution to six local food pantries. See event photos. United Way’s strategic partner, the Volunteer Center of Washington County, helped coordinate the event and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company was a sponsor. “Tom and I...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Seventeen local companies are taking the lead as Pacesetters in the 2015 United Way campaign. These organizations energize the community by getting an early start on raising funds and awareness. Pacesetter campaigns run through October. “We are thrilled to have four times as many Pacesetters compared to last year,” said Pat Strachota, 2015 United Way Campaign Co-Chair. “United Way researches community problems, crafts smart solutions, invests resources responsibly, and evaluates the results. I think their long-term, root-cause approach is resonating with members of the business community.”...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The 2014 Community Health Survey commissioned by Aurora Health Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin found that drugs and alcohol, chronic diseases, and mental health were the top health concerns in Washington County. In response to these community-identified needs, United Way of Washington County is increasing efforts to improve AODA and mental health services, encouraging collaborative work and coalitions.  2014 Washington County Community Health Survey: Drugs and alcohol, chronic diseases, and mental health were the top health...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
United Way of Washington County presented Michael Bloedorn with the Clifford A. & Elizabeth M. Nelson Volunteer Leadership Award at the Champions of Change volunteer awards event on June 24. The Clifford A. & Elizabeth M. Nelson Volunteer Leadership Award was created to recognize an individual in Washington County who has demonstrated community leadership and a long-term commitment to volunteering. It is named in honor of the late Cliff Nelson and his wife Betty, who are known for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of human service, civic, and arts organizations. Each year...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Tom and Pat Strachota have stepped forward to build on past successes and lead United Way of Washington County’s 2015 fundraising campaign. Tom is the General Manager of Dairyland Seed Co., Inc. near Kewaskum, and Pat is the former Majority Leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly. “As long-time residents, Tom and I have tremendous pride in Washington County—it’s a great place to live and work,” Pat said. “As a volunteer on United Way’s health allocation panel, I experienced the impact of United Way first-hand. Their in-depth vetting and accountability process ensures that donor dollars are...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Billboards, newspaper ads, help wanted signs—job openings are posted all over Washington County. So why are employers struggling to hire and retain qualified employees? That’s the question local volunteers have been working to answer. In partnership with Washington County Workforce Alliance, United Way of Washington County engaged the community in conversations about employment. Many employers expressed frustration over high employee turnover rates. Local human resources and employment professionals said many applicants are unable to pass drug screenings and others just lack specific job...
Thursday, March 19, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed, simply because they can't afford them. The consequences of non-adherence include worsening medical condition, increased health care costs, and even death. That’s why United Way of Washington County is working to ensure everyone in our community can afford the prescription medications they need. United Way partners with a national organization called FamilyWize to provide the community with free prescription discount cards. Last year alone, local residents saved more than...

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