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E-NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2015
Marshfield Area United Way Executive Director, Paula Jero (left), and 2014 United Way Board President, Jerry Cleveland (Right), present 2014 Campaign Drive Chairs, Brian and Beth Kief (center), with a commemorative gift in appreciation of their leadership of the
2014 United Way Campaign.
COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN GOAL REACHED 

Wednesday night, the conclusion of the 2014 Marshfield Area United Way Campaign was celebrated at Hotel Marshfield. Campaign Drive Chairs, Brian and Beth Kief, happily announced that the $830,000 community goal was met with the campaign total coming in at $833,136. The celebration also recognized numerous businesses and individuals whose contributions to this year's United Way campaign played a pivotal role in its success.

 

Awards were given in various categories, including:  Participation, Increased Giving, Community Vision, Campaign of the Year, Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year Award.  The Campaign of the Year Award is given based on several criteria, including:  corporate contribution, an employee campaign, the total amount of funds raised, an increase in giving, and most notably, if the business went above and beyond with activities and events to raise money for United Way. This year the three businesses that were recognized as Campaigns of the Year are:  Heritage Bank (Small Business), Prevention Genetics (Medium Business), and Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital (Large Business).

 

The Employee Campaign of the Year Award honors outstanding individuals who coordinate and their employer's workplace campaign. This year, Kristina Bohn and Heather Schmidt from Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital were recognized as Employee Campaign Coordinators of the Year.

 

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty and service for Marshfield Area United Way. The AARP Tax Aide volunteers are recipients of the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2014, fifteen individuals volunteered over 2000 hours to offer free tax preparation assistance to 676 low to moderate income individuals.

 

"While it is an honor to recognize the many businesses and individuals who truly were pivotal in the success of the 2014 United Way Campaign, United Way extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed to this year's campaign," said Paula Jero.  With the community's support, tens of thousands of individuals will receive support through United Way programs and initiatives in 2015.

View photos from the event.

View full listing of award recipients.

 

    "Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."  

~ Henry Van Dyke  

  
DISASTER VOLUNTEER RECEPTION CENTER TRAINING

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015, 5:00 PM - CLASSROOM TRAINING

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015, 5:00 PM - MOCK TRIAL RUN 

 

Marshfield Area United Way will be holding a two-day training for individuals interested in joining the Disaster Volunteer Reception Center Reponse Team for North Wood County. The first day will be spent learning about a Volunteer Reception Center and all of the duties and roles of the response team whom are called upon to build and maintain a center in the wake of a disaster. The second day will be spent going through a trial run of a plausible disaster scenario and the building of a Volunteer Reception Center with members of the North Wood County repsonse team. Both sessions will be held in the back of the United Way office (106 W 1st Street).

Please pre-register for the training event to United Way at 715-384-9992 or by email. Current members of the response team are encouraged to attend as annual refresher course.

 

HYGIENE DRIVE STARTS FEB 22

88.5 The Family's "Help for the Homeless" hygiene drive will be collecting new personal care and cleaning products for area crisis agencies, including Soup Or Socks, The Hannah Center, Mary's Place, and St. Vincent de Paul. The goal of Help for the Homeless is to provide a year's worth of hygiene supplies to each agency to help stretch the agencies' limited financial resources. ALL Donations will remain here in Marshfield!
 

Please donate generously. Donations can be dropped off at any of the following public locations: Festival Foods, Shopko, Pick 'N Save or Walgreens from Feb. 22 - March 15.  

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
MAKING AN IMPACT... 

A single mother with 3 small children came to the closet for warm clothing for the children. Her youngest child has some medical issues. The child needed warm clothing that would fit over the braces she was required to wear. It took some time to find the best fitting items we could, but she was very pleased with what we could do for her. In the mean time we also convinced her she could use some warmer clothing as well. She reluctantly admitted she could use a warmer coat. Everyone was thrilled when she found a coat, hat and gloves for herself as well as the three children. Those days make you smile, just thinking about how happy she was when she left.

 

Soup or Socks is dedicated to providing food and/or clothing at no charge to those in need in the Marshfield area.

Your gift to United Way helps provide services, goods and income supports that augment household budgets through programs like the Soup or Socks. Your generosity is making an impact in our community.    

      

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