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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...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Do you want to use your communication skills to make a positive impact in our community? Join the new Marketing Committee at United Way of Washington County! This volunteer group will assist in creating and implementing a communications plan to increase giving, advocating, and volunteering in Washington County. This is an advisory committee, so the time commitment is minimal and there's no projects or creative work required! It's an exciting time at United Way--join us and help improve lives and community conditions in measurable and lasting ways! Volunteer Position Description   Interested...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
United Way of Washington County announced today that they exceeded their $1.3 million fundraising goal, raising $1,305,892 during the 2014 campaign. This year’s total is $71,876 greater than the organization’s previous record of $1,234,016 which was raised in 2013.“We are thrilled with these results and we are extremely grateful to each and every person who contributed to making this campaign a success,” said Ted Neitzke, 2014 Campaign Chair and Superintendent of West Bend School District. “Because of this community’s generosity, United Way of Washington County will be able to transform lives...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Revolution Capital Group acquired Maysteel LLC last December. Part of the transaction included a three-year community reinvestment agreement totaling $150,000. Maysteel announced the dispersal of their first $50,000 community investment, which is being divided between three local organizations that serve people in the Allenton area.  United Way of Washington County is one of the three recipients. Maysteel is providing them with $10,000 for crisis and prevention programs that assist Allenton residents.  “When we learned Maysteel’s objective was to allocate these funds in a manner that would...
Friday, October 24, 2014
APPLICATION FOR FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE As part of their Mobilizing Communities business model, United Way of Washington County is initiating a new community investment prioritization process. For 2016, United Way will provide sustained annual funding for programs that impact community health, with a focus on access to health care, healthy beginnings, and healthy choices. Special consideration will be given to coalitions, and programs that impact alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) or mental health. Over the last two years, United Way of Washington County has expanded beyond simple fund...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Friday, September 12, 2014
United Way of Washington County announced the start of their annual fundraising campaign today, urging that “Change Won’t Happen Without You.”   The United Way of Washington County invites area residents and employers to invest in local programs that produce significant and measurable change. The funds raised will be distributed to 17 local agencies for 20 health and human service programs. These programs were selected based on their alignment to the United Way’s three focus areas: Education, Income, and Health. The funds will also support three Strategic Partners, including the United Way...

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