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Most of the organizations that do good for the less fortunate in this community get funding from Mitchell United Way. That's why donating to the United Way, which recently began its fundraising drive,... Posted on 9/21/09 at 10:41 AM
The organization’s board has chosen Abbott House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cornerstone Career Learning Center, LifeQuest, Lutheran Social Services, Mitchell Area Safehouse, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity and Independent Living Choices.
Those who attended last week’s United Way luncheon probably noticed the thankful sigh of relief by members of the organization. After all, raising nearly a half-million dollars is not an easy task, and each year there are misgivings and worries that the annual goal won’t be reached.
Jess Kurtenbach of BankWest was among several members of the Mitchell community who took an afternoon off work, rolled up their sleeves and helped United Way agencies Wednesday as part of the Day of Caring.
The event officially kicks off Mitchell United Way’s annual fundraising campaign, with a $450,000 goal set this year.
Kurtenbach, of Dimock, and three other coworkers pulled weeds at Abbott House’s Ernest O. Peters Foster Care Program house at 918 S. Court Merrill. Bushes also were trimmed and eaves were cleared.
Dozens of volunteers will hit the streets today to take part in the third annual Day of Caring to help kick off Mitchell United Way’s 2010 campaign.
Sixteen teams and 135 individuals will work on 24 projects at different agencies and individuals’ homes, said Tom Rasmusson, Day of Caring coordinator. He exceeded his goal of lining up more than 20 projects and 130 volunteers.
United Parcel Service will have a team that includes managers from around the Midwest who are in town for a meeting, Mitchell United Way Executive Director Dave Stevens said.
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