SW United Way needs your help more than ever

To the Editor:

I have lived in Southwest Minnesota since 1975. I grew up in Lake Benton and then moved to Marshall after I graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University. I understand the needs of my neighbors on a daily basis. Even in this COVID era, there are so many unknown factors that affect all of us each day. United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) continues to support local programs and activities that focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger, and safety/well-being of its community members.

The 2021-22 UWSWMN campaign has begun and several local workplaces have already started. The need for financial support has never been greater in our community. Donations given are used to help domestic violence families, provide a bed for a family without a home and even offer tax/finance assistance. I had the pleasure of assisting with the Stuff the Bus program. The school supplies received are separated and then donated to all the local schools. There are so many services that United Way helps fund during the year. That is why this year’s campaign is so special.

There are many ways you can assist in the 2021-22 campaign. Donating school supplies for Stuff the Bus or books for the Little Red Bookshelf program are a few options. UWSWMN is always looking for volunteers to help at the many planned activities. You can make a one-time financial donation, payroll deduction, or sponsor an event with proceeds going towards UWSWMN.

You can donate online at www.unitedwayswmn.org or you can mail your donation to United Way of Southwest Minnesota, PO Box 41, Marshall MN 56258.

Your support helps United Way of Southwest Minnesota achieve our mission to support Every Person in Every Community, Every Day of the Year.

Al Castor



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