United Way Partners Announced 28 May 13

United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin announced recently that the regional non-profit will partner with 35 programs in 2013. The organization recently completed its Community Investment Review for the 2013 funding cycle.

“Upon completing the work of our annual volunteer-led Community Investment Review, we are confident that the UWMC will again partner with outstanding programs in 2013,” 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 this month,” 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.”

2013 United Way of McLeod County Partnering Agencies/Programs


Emergency and Basic Needs:

The Salvation Army-Northern Division – McLeod County Emergency Needs

Heartland Community Action – Emergency Housing program

Common Cup – Diaper Delivery program

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 – Visitation Exchange

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

Lester Prairie School District – D.A.R.E. program

Hutchinson School District – ECFE – Baby Steps program

Hutchinson School District – ECFE – Childcare Connection program

Hutchinson School District – Emergency Assistance program

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

United Way of McLeod County – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

United Way of McLeod County – Community Initiatives


Community Development:

Crow River Habitat for Humanity

Adult Training and Habilitation Center

Camps of Courage and Friendship – Day Camps

Camps of Courage and Friendship – Respite Care Weekend program

West Central Industries – Employment Services program


Compassionate Friends

The Arc United – Family Support and Advocacy program

The Arc United – Sibshop program

Parent Connection

Lutheran Social Services – Caregiver/Respite program

Lutheran Social Services – Senior Nutrition program

MEADA of McLeod County – Dangerous Twenty program


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.