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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Eagle Scout candidate Alex Richards completes new Kids Zone play area for local nonprofits to utilize. Click here for more
Friday, December 20, 2013
At a retirement party held for Doug Johnson, Washington County Administrative Coordinator, Doug presented United Way of Washington County with a gift of $1,200.  “We are overwhelmed with Doug’s decision to ask that, in lieu of retirement gifts, donations be made to United Way,” exclaimed Kristin Brandner, United Way Executive Director.  “The amount of this gift demonstrates the high esteem Doug is held in by is co-workers, the County Board and his friends.”   Formerly a director of a mental health program in south central Wisconsin, Doug began working for Washington County government 33...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Now, more than ever, nonprofit social services programs need United Way support to address the growing needs of the community.  That’s why United Way has set an ambitious campaign goal of $1,350,000.  To reach this goal, United Way is asking the community for their support.   “Mark and I recently hosted an event and had two parents provide testimonials on what the United Way means to them,” explained Kris O’Meara, 2013 Campaign Co-Chair.  “The two are members of a support group for parents of heroin addicts.  You could hear a pin drop in the room while they spoke, for I think many are in...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Washington County has been awarded $11,677 in Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (ESFP).  A local board chaired by Kristin Brandner, United Way of Washington County Executive Director, is charged to distribute the funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-areas of need around the County.  The 2013 amount awarded is based on the total number of unemployed and people in poverty in the county as...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Each year, a group of high-performance businesses take on the challenge to jumpstart United Way's annual campaign by becoming a Pacesetter. These organizations set the standard for leadership and community support by locking in their increased campaign donations during the early campaign months of September and October.   Six companies, recognized as Pacesetters, have already combined to raise nearly $182,000.  This includes $21,000 in new dollars and gets the campaign off to a successful start of its 2013 goal of $1.35 million.  The following finalized results have been reported...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
United Way in Washington County is conducting its “United We Dine” promotions with area restaurants November 11th through November 22nd.  “United We Dine” is an opportunity for individuals and families to support local businesses and area nonprofits all at the same time as restaurants donate a percentage of sales. Proceeds will support the 2013 United Way of Washington County campaign that is raising funds for 33 local program that address critical issues such as: domestic abuse, hunger, homelessness, services for youth, services for people with disabilities and services for seniors.   The...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
By SARAH MANN Daily News Staff Managing crisis is all well and good, but Hartford wants to prevent crises from happening in the first place.That’s why community leaders are investing $10,000 in United Way grants in programs that help residents with everything from managing their finances to increasing English literacy to keeping them from running away from home.“If we are always relying on crisis management — the problem never gets solved,” said Tom Hostad, a member of the Mobilized Hartford group that was responsible for divvying up the grant.United Way approached the Hartford community last...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The United Way annual campaign runs now through December 31, 2013. Donations raised by this year’s United Way of Washington County’s campaign will be used to fund 33 programs offered by 22 United Way partner agencies and fund new root cause initiatives.“If United Way is to successfully raise $1,350,000 during this year’s campaign, it will take a committed, talented pool of volunteers willing to give not only their money but their time,” stated Kris O’Meara, co-chair of the 2013 United Way Campaign along with her husband Dr. Mark O’Meara.  “We are fortunate again this year to have community...

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