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United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties held its 2018 Annual Meeting last night at River Cities Bank, welcoming new incoming directors and thanking outgoing directors for all their time and hard work.  Outgoing directors included:  Katie Peters, Community Member; and Kristie Rauter-Egge, Wood County Health Department

During last night’s meeting, the 2019 officers were elected:

  • President Craig Broeren, Wisconsin Rapids...

  

Did you know… that you have all of your community’s resources at your fingertips?  United Way’s 2-1-1 is a FREE, easy way to get your questions answered.  2-1-1 is an Information and Referral Line available 24/7 to anyone looking for...

If a disaster were to hit our community – and you were okay – would you volunteer?  Volunteering during a disaster is a way to help bring the community back to normalcy and to help our friends and neighbors.  One way to volunteer during a disaster is to assist in the Disaster VRC – or Volunteer Reception Center.  In the event of a disaster, any “spontaneous” volunteers who arrive at a disaster scene will be directed to the VRC, where they...

Please describe the type of work, kinds of tasks, and/or events the volunteer typically assists with:  Steve is:  a friendly visitor volunteer who visits with patients to provide socialization and companionship and assists with activities; a bereavement volunteer who visits with the bereaved who lost a loved one on our services to support them during their grieving process; and a vigil volunteer sitting vigil at the...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is currently accepting funding applications for programs that address the Education and Health areas of our Agenda for Change.  Programs that receive funding in this cycle will receive a two-year grant for 2020 and 2021.  Income and Safety Net Service programs are currently funded through 2020.  

How to Apply

Programs that wish to apply for United Way funding...

For a second year in a row, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is proud to partner with United Way Worldwide and H&R Block to offer MyFreeTaxes.com to south Wood and Adams Counties residents.  MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.  The features allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour. MyFreeTaxes.com...

The United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Volunteer Center is now accepting nominations for the 29th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast!  This year’s theme is “Bursting with Appreciation.”  The only criteria that volunteers need to meet is:  the volunteer(s) need to reside in south Wood or Adams Counties; OR complete his/her volunteer work in south Wood and/or Adams County; OR does work that impacts residents in south Wood and/or...

By Brian Hanson, 2018 Campaign Chair

Because of You… United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties improves the lives of thousands of people in our area every day of the year. As this year’s Campaign Chair, I have experienced the benefits of the programs United Way supports from many individuals and organizations. Serving in this role has allowed me to better understand the needs of people in our community,...

  • Early Years Coalition is collecting and researching information around access to affordable and quality childcare.
  • Financial Stability Coalition is collecting local resources and organizing them in a way to share with community members.
  • Supportive Community Health Services Roundtable is collecting caregiver stories to be part of a community awareness project for later this year.
  • Hunger Coalition partners...

By Amy Fluno, 2-1-1 Program Director

United Way’s 2-1-1 has been busy this past year with some new services and ways to contact us. We are also always proud to celebrate our services and share them with others who may not know about us. Here are a few of the new things going on at United Way’s 2-1-1.

2-1-1 DAY

February 11th is 2-1-1 day so let’s celebrate and spread the...

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