The Program Manager is a position of approximately 20 hours per week. The person who fills this position will help oversee all areas of UWMC’s Resource Development and Community Impact agendas. Provide support to Executive Director in all aspects of organization as needed. Read the rest of this entry »
The United Way of McLeod County wants to remind people of the organization’s free, confidential and multilingual 2-1-1 community help line. Through a partnership with the Greater Twin Cities United Way, area residents can find numerous health and human services available in McLeod County 24 hours a day, seven days a week, just by dialing 2-1-1 from a landline, 651-291-0211 from a cell phone, or 1-800-543-7709 (outstate).
Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services – they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help.
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. In 2014, 2-1-1 services answered nearly 200 calls, while making close to 300 referrals. The implementation of 2-1-1 is spearheaded by United Ways and information and referral agencies in states and local communities. United Way Worldwide (UWW) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) serve as partners for this community help line. 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services: Read the rest of this entry »
United Way of McLeod County Board President Ron Johnson announced today that the regional non-profit will have an exhibit booth at the McLeod County Fair, which takes place August 19-23 in Hutchinson. The five-day run of the fair will serve as the kick-off period to the UWMC’s 2015-16 Campaign.
“It’s important to us that people from throughout the region have a chance to stop by our booth and see the agencies and programs we are partnering with, and to hear about the services they provide,” said Johnson. “The county fair is one of the most exciting times of the year for our organization, in that we get a unique opportunity to let people know what we do, and how we are making a difference in people’s lives.”
“We are happy to be a small part of the McLeod County Fair again this summer,” said UWMC Executive Director Paul Thompson. “This will be our 9th year in the Exhibitor Hall, and each time we have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to answer questions, or hold conversations.”
Johnson announced that the organization would conduct its 2015-16 Campaign in a similar manner to the last few years. The residential, small business, public employees and major firm campaigns will be staggered in monthly increments, beginning the week of August 24. Donations to the 2015-16 Campaign can be made through March 31, 2016.
United Way of McLeod County Board President Ron Johnson announced today that the organization has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide membership requirements by their respective due dates. The requirements include Membership Requirements Certification, and the Database 2 Survey of Total Resources Generated.
“The membership requirements must be certified annually in order for us to remain a member of United Way Worldwide,” stated Johnson. “It is important for us to maintain high standards of accountability, and this is part of the process to confirm that our operations are transparent and meet or exceed membership requirements.”
The board of the UWMC reviewed and approved the Membership Requirements Certification in April. The certification mandates completion of 13 requirements for United Way Worldwide membership along with verification of the status of 56 indicators that a United Way demonstrates the intent of the membership requirements. Read the rest of this entry »
United Way of McLeod County outgoing Board President Dave Schwedler announced today that Ron Johnson has been elected to replace him in that capacity. Additionally, Blake Kaping was elected Vice-President at a recent Board of Director’s meeting. The newly-elected officials begin serving their terms effective July 1.
“As an organization we are pleased that a quality person and professional like Ron is going to lead us going forward,” said Schwedler. “He has served on the board for several years, and has a great understanding of the agencies we work with and the communities and people we serve throughout McLeod County.”
“I am honored to be elected to this position by my peers and I look forward to leading this organization,” said Johnson. “I hope that I will be able to advance all the good work that was done by folks before me. We have an opportunity to further grow this United Way into an asset that will truly impact communities in the area.” Read the rest of this entry »