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United Way of Grundy County partnering with the community

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:45 p.m. CDT
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Pictured from L to R: Paula Pfeifer, Scott Shannon, Jeff Heap, Karen Nall, Lee Cudak, Ted Cudak, Paul Wojtkiewicz, Eric Fisher, and Caroline Portlock.

Recently, the United Way of Grundy County staff, advisory, board of directors and some of their families teamed up to help one of its funded Community Partner Agencies. We Care of Grundy County is in the process of making some changes inside their building to welcome an additional local non-profit United Way-funded agency, which will create a deeper partnership among agencies.

“We have always valued our partnership with the United Way and now here we are, working together in new ways,” said Eric Fisher, executive director, We Care of Grundy County. “With Easter Seals (also a United Way Community Partner) moving in to the We Care building to offer their Jumpstart program, it really becomes a collaborative daily effort to make real change happen in our community, and we are very excited to see this come about.”

The United Way of Grundy County Board saw an opportunity to help by hosting a project day to paint the walls of the newly built office space. In addition, some school-aged family members received community service hours for assisting We Care with an upcoming mailing.

“We are always excited about doing projects as a group,” stated Karen Nall, executive director. “In addition to informational resources, volunteer opportunities, prescription program and disaster relief, we look at other ways we can help make a difference in our community.”

United Way of Grundy County funds more than 50 vital programs and services provided by 31 local non-profit agencies in Grundy County.

For information about the United Way of Grundy County, call 815-942-4430 or visit www.uwgrundy.org. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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