United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin has announced that the organization received pledges for $255,500 during its 2011-12 campaign. That number represents 98.3% of the $260,000 campaign need established during the Community Investment Review process. The local United Way kicked-off its fundraising efforts during the McLeod County Fair in mid-August and officially closed the books on its most recent efforts March 31.
Of the $255,500 pledged, a percentage has been designated through donor contributions to UWMC partner agencies, other non-profits, and the organization’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Of the monies pledged during the most recent effort, 71% derives from employee campaigns to be paid to United Way over the course of 2012.
The $255,500 pledged amount marks the second highest total raised in a single campaign since the organization began its work in the area in 1962. In 2010, UWMC partner agencies provided 33,000 units of service to individuals in McLeod County. In the last five years, UWMC campaigns have provided nearly $850,000 in community investment to 50-plus agencies providing services and programs in the area.
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.