09/16/13 Volunteers are gearing up for a blitz of area businesses in support of the 2013 United Way of Marshall County fund drive. Blitz volunteers will gather at 9 am on Friday, September 20, at Community Hospital of Bremen Café, 1020 High Road, Bremen.
This year’s campaign theme is “Power of We” and the goal is to raise $500,000 to support programs and services of 22 local agencies that are working every day to improve the quality of life for all county residents. “United Way funds a continuum of services that help the whole family become healthier and more successful,” said Scott Graybill, who recently retired as CEO of Community Hospital of Bremen and is one of this year’s Campaign Chairs. “Each gift is important. It’s added to thousands of others so gifts of all sizes achieve a significant positive impact on our community. Bremen has always been instrumental in supporting much needed services. We look forward to their continued support.”
Graybill is one of five campaign chairs who are leading the effort again this year. Bill Davis, Ameriprise Financial; Dave Goebel from RE/MAX Oak Crest; John Oliver III, Oliver Ford Lincoln; and Lance Overmyer, Overmyer Water were also part of the highly successful 2012 team that surpassed last year’s $475,000 goal.
“These gentlemen are proving the Power of We,” said United Way Executive Director Linda Yoder. “United Way brings together people and resources to build a safety net to help meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families. We really do have the power to change the lives of those who walk by us every day, providing hope and opportunity for a brighter future”.
Blitz volunteers will meet for coffee and training with United Way before hitting the streets to deliver information about United Way agencies, programs and services. They will meet back at the Community Hospital of Bremen Café at noon which is one of the restaurants participating in Dine Out for United Way (a portion of the proceeds from the Café from September 16-22 will support the campaign.)
Early-bird pledges and online donations for the United Way Bremen Blitz are welcome. To donate or find more information about United Way agencies, programs and services, visit online at marshallcountyuw.org or call 574.936.3366 or stop by the United Way offices at 2701 N Michigan, Plymouth.
ABOUT THE UNITED WAY OF MARSHALL COUNTY
For over 50 years, the United Way of Marshall County has continuously conducted annual fundraising campaigns in support of local health and human service not-for-profit organizations. The United Way has been the conduit for helping thousands of individuals, regardless of income level, contribute to a united community cause. United Way volunteers have spent millions of hours advocating for the less fortunate and needy in Marshall County and, as a result, the United Way has allocated more than $8 million to local agencies for everything from basic necessities like food to tutoring programs for youth to helping the elderly get to the doctor. The United Way of Marshall County remains committed to igniting the caring power of the human spirit to help meet the most basic needs of education, health and financial stability. Together we create a stronger future for Marshall County.