Day of Caring Chairman
The 21st Annual United Way Day of Caring has been set for Friday, September 27, 2019. This years’ event Chair is Karen Lauztenheiser. Karen is the Office Manager at Van Wert Manor. She joined the Board of Trustees 5 years ago and joined the Executive Board last year. The Co-Chair of the event this year is Maria Grothause who works at the Van Wert Wal-Mart. She joined the Board of Trustees 3 years ago and joined the Executive Board last year.
The Day of Caring barrels will be placed in local businesses, schools, and industries for collections of non-perishable food. On September 27th the barrels are picked up and taken out to Vantage Career Center to be sorted. The goal for this year’s food drive is 45,000 items.
This year a collaboration will take place, food and items will be disbursed between Salvation Army, Trinity Friends Church, and the Van Wert Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry. This will make the event even bigger and better knowing it is going to a total of three pantries and getting more items into more homes.
The top need this year are:
- Canned Meats
- Peanut Butter
The American Red Cross blood drive will take place on Friday, September 27th at Trinity Friends Church from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Anyone 17 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and in general good health is encouraged to donate. Anyone donating blood will receive a free t-shirt and be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Gas Card. The blood drive goal is 186 units of blood. To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, use sponsor code “vwdoc”.
The United Way of Van Wert County invites you to support your community by participating in the 21st Annual United Way Day of Caring.