United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin announced that the organization delivered $50,043 in checks during March, to 40 partnering agencies/programs. Those checks represent the first quarter allocations for 2012 United Way funding. The next round of community investment checks from UWMC will be disbursed in June of this year.
“We are pleased to announce that due to the generosity of individual donors, small businesses and corporations throughout McLeod County, we are able to distribute these community investment grants,” said Trettin. “We wish to thank everyone who has donated to the 2011-12 campaign thus far, because their dollars are going to fund outstanding programs and make a real community impact.”
Due to the economic realities, the regional non-profit extended its current campaign to March 31, 2012. After meeting with its partner agencies last year, the UWMC established a $260,000 county-wide campaign need. Thus far in 2011-12, the campaign has received pledges of $247,000, or roughly 95% of the goal.
The UWMC is currently in the midst of its’ 50th annual campaign. UWMC supports programs in the areas of: emergency and basic needs, health and human services, child development and community development. In 2012, the UWMC is funding 40 agencies/programs that support the organization’s mission of impacting the needs of McLeod County by building stronger, healthier communities.
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 visitwww.unitedwaymcleodcounty.org.