CERT is an organization dedicated to preparing and training individuals and their families to help themselves and their community in the event of an emergency situation (natural disaster or other) that can arise. CERT’s goal during such events is to assist the most amount of people in the least amount of time.
A new agency to the United Way in 2020, was awarded funds for their Caring Closet which will provide students with basic needs such as clothing, hygiene products and a food pantry for families in need. The funds will also be used to introduce a reward program for students who practice positive behavior.
A new agency in 2020 was awarded funds for their immunization clinic which offers rewards to young children who show bravery during vaccinations. The VW County Health District strives to provide their clients with the best possible service in a friendly, honest and compassionate manner. Last year they served 1,924 clients and gave 4,469 immunizations.
A new agency to the United Way in 2020, VWCHS was awarded funds to help cover veterinarian bills, food, cleaning supplies and medical treatment expenses of the animals housed at the adoption center. Advocating for companion pets and focusing on the health/well being of the animals is the primary concern for the Humane Society.