United Way seeks support as campaign nears final goal
150K still needed to finish the job
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The annual United Way campaign is nearing its end, but help is still needed from the community. Currently, the campaign has reached 81 percent of its $835,000 goal set by the United Way board of directors this past fall. This means more than $150,000 still needs to be raised to reach the community goal.
Funds raised last year helped over 14,000 individuals in Marshfield and the surrounding area through 33 United Way programs and initiatives. The board of directors set the goal of $835,000 to ensure that these programs and services will be available for people in need of assistance in the coming year.
Your donation means more resources for the community’s most vulnerable populations. It means food on the table for families facing hunger, a roof over the head of people facing homelessness, support for victims of domestic abuse, and much more. Most importantly, it means a healthier, stronger, and safer Marshfield community.
“We really need everyone’s help. Unlike many charities, 99 cents of every dollar stays right here, and no donation is too small. I can’t imagine having to cut any of the funding for all the amazing programs that the United Way helps. With all of us pulling together, we can help our neighbors, friends, and co-workers who might be struggling get back on their feet, find safe shelter away from abuse, or feed a child who does not get enough food to stay focused in school. What a great gift that will be,” said Mary Beth Knoeck, United Way campaign co-chair.
Marshfield Area United Way’s programs and services help people in Marshfield and the surrounding communities, including Arpin, Auburndale, Chili, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Neillsville, Pittsville, Spencer, and Stratford. To find out more about the services provided, visit marshfieldareaunitedway.org.
Your tax-deductible donation can be mailed to Marshfield Area United Way at P.O. Box 771, Marshfield, WI, 54449, dropped off at the United Way office at 156 S. Central Ave., or a secure online donation can be made by logging on to marshfieldareaunitedway.org and clicking on “Donate Now.”