United Way Partnering 28 Nov 11

United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin announced that the regional non-profit will partner with 40 agencies/programs in 2012. The organization recently completed its Community Investment Review for the 2012 funding cycle. The UWMC has a goal for this campaign to raise $260,000 to impact communities county-wide by empowering partner agencies.

“Upon completing the work of our annual volunteer-led Community Investment Review, we are confident that the UWMC will again partner with outstanding agencies in 2012,” said Trettin. “These agencies represent a cross-section of funded programs servicing McLeod County in emergency and basic needs, health and human services, child development and community development.”

“On behalf of the UWMC board of directors and staff, I want to thank the 35 community volunteers and the 60 agency representatives that participated in the Community Investment Review in October,” said Executive Director Paul Thompson. “Annually we see the dedication and professionalism of the agency staff members that present their programs and the sense of community shown by the county-wide volunteers during the interview process.”

Following are the 40 agencies/programs to be funded by the UWMC in 2012.

2012 United Way of McLeod County Partnering Agencies/Programs

Emergency and Basic Needs:

The Salvation Army-Northern Division
Heartland Community Action – Emergency Housing program
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
Common Cup – Community Meals project
Common Cup – Backpack Feeding project

Health and Human Services:
McLeod Public Health Nursing – Car Seats program
McLeod Public Health Nursing – Universal Contact program
McLeod Treatment Programs – Group Homes
McLeod Treatment Programs – Visitation Exchange
Mental Health of Minnesota – Mental Health Advocacy program
McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence – Community Advocacy
Safe Avenues – Outreach Sexual Assault program
Safe Avenues – Emergency Safe Shelter

Child Development:
Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education – Youth Services
Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education – Adaptive Recreation
Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education – Senior Programming
Crow River Arts – Yearly programs
Hutchinson School District – ECFE – Baby Steps program
Hutchinson School District – ECFE – Childcare Connection program
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra – Concert program
Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin River Valleys – Leadership Experience
Northern Star Council – Boy Scouts of America – Prepared for Life
Glencoe-Silver Lake School District – Early Childhood Family Education
McLeod County 4-H – Youth Activities program
Civil Air Patrol – Cadet Program
Friendship Ventures – Residential and Creative Options program
United Way of McLeod County – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Community Development:
Crow River Habitat for Humanity
Adult Training and Habilitation Center
Courage Center – Rehabilitation Continuum
West Central Industries – Employment Services program
Compassionate Friends
The Arc United – Family Support and Advocacy program
The Arc United – Sibshop program
Parent Connection – Parenting Classes
Parent Connection – Summer Fun program
Parent Connection – In-home Skills Counseling program
Lutheran Social Services – Caregiver/Respite program
Lutheran Social Services – Senior Nutrition program
MEADA of McLeod County – Raising Teens Together project

Donations to help fund partner agencies and programs supporting area residents can be sent to the United Way of McLeod County located at 218 Main Street South, Suite 124, PO Box 504, Hutchinson, MN 55350. To make an on-line donation, please visit www.unitedwaymcleodcounty.org.