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The South Wood County Hunger Coalition’s United We Can Committee is currently recruiting teams to compete in its 7th Annual “Strike Out Hunger” United We Can Food Sculpture Contest.  During the contest, teams from around the community create sculptures made entirely out of canned food (and other basic need items) donated by businesses and friends.  After the event, the Hunger Coalition will distribute the collected items to area food programs...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is now distributing the 2019 Help Guide for South Wood County.  So far, over 11,000 Help Guides have been distributed throughout south Wood County, including non-profit organizations, government offices, clinics, banks, gas stations, and churches.  The Help Guide answers questions that someone going through a challenging time might be asking, such as “Where can I locate subsidized housing or...

Disaster can strike anytime, which is why it’s important to be prepared.  On March 13 and 14, 2019, our Disaster Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) team had another opportunity to train and participate in an exercise that will be critical should a disaster occur.  During a disaster, volunteers come from all over to help – we call these “spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers.”  While their efforts and skills are greatly appreciated, it can put a...

The 2019 Volunteer Breakfast Nominees:

Guadalupe Ancel - Guadalupe began serving on the Mead Elementary Charter School Governing Council in 2014 after three years of retirement from Mead School as an English as Second Language teacher.  She will have served 2.5 terms or 5 years at the end of the current academic school year.  Guadalupe is the current president of the Governing Council.  In her...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is now entering its eleventh year of partnering with FamilyWize – a prescription drug discount card that saves residents up to 75% on prescription costs.  Thanks to this partnership, we are able to distribute cards at local government agencies, non-profit organizations and churches, etc. at no cost to us because of the FamilyWize media sponsors.  “One of our goals is to keep money in the pockets...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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