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UNITED WAY reveals FINAL campaign goal

Reaching 104% of the campaign goal of $475,000

Van Wert, OH, June 13, 2018– The United Way of Van Wert County recently revealed their final campaign total was at 104% which was $20,000 over the $475,000 goal set last year. Over the past year the 2017-18 campaign committee has worked hard to involve Van Wert County businesses and residents in various events and campaigns, raising funds for the 27 United Way supported agencies.

The recent “Fiesta Fun Friday” reverse raffle event, which was held at Willow Bend on May 4th, was a great success and was able to bring in nearly $15,000 to help reach the goal. The $1,000 grand prizewinner, Thad Lichtensteiger, graciously donated $500 back to the United Way.

Vicki Smith, United Way of Van Wert County Executive Director shared, “The ability to reach the goal set, has been a great accomplishment. We can say this is the largest campaign

Pat Crummey, United Way of Van Wert County 2017-18 Campaign Chair shared, “The campaign focus this year was increased involvement from the community, stressing that small contributions from a larger number of people can have a tremendous impact.  We wanted to increase community support of the United Way’s mission and develop a sense of being a “Community Hero” and the response was overwhelming!  Thank you from myself, the campaign committee and the Van Wert County United Way.

For more information on giving to the United Way or to volunteer, please contact the United Way of Van Wert County at 419-238-6689 or email at unitedway109@gmail.com.  We have moved locations so stop by our new office at 136 E. Main Street, Van Wert. Check us out on Facebook and watch for our new campaign video for 2018-19.

Thank you for your support, together we can LIVE UNITED!

Fiesta Fun Friday

The United Way of Van Wert County would like to send a big THANK YOU! to our premier sponsors, Central Insurance Company, Federal Mogul, and Citizens National Bank. We also would like to say thank you to the many corporate table sponsors for this event.

A huge thank you to all who donated, everyone who attended, and all the volunteers who worked the event on Friday to make the Fiesta Fun Friday a HUGE SUCCESS! We had over 225 people attend the event and helped support our local 29 agencies. We raised over $10,000 at our event bringing us to $495,000, which is $20,000 over our goal.

We cannot thank every one enough for your time and donations towards our goal for our 2017-2018 campaign. Now on to the next year!










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