United Way announces 2015-2016 investments in Community Partners providing Basic Needs

United Way of Cass-Clay has announced it will invest a total of $682,250 in 19 Community Partner programs providing basic needs in the focus areas of safety and vulnerable individuals for 2015-2016. Specifically, the local Community Partners funded will coordinate critical services for area children who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, as well as help seniors and vulnerable adults stay in their own homes as long and as safely as possible. In partnership with United Way, these agencies help ensure children and families have access to protective services and opportunities to lead more productive, quality lives.

“United Way of Cass-Clay is grateful for the support from our community and values each dollar entrusted to us. We are proud to invest in these Community Partners that are providing critical services to thousands of men, women and children in need in our community,” said Sherri Thomsen, United Way of Cass-Clay’s President. “Our goal is to invest donor dollars efficiently and effectively to address current community needs now, with a focus on proactively preparing our community for success in the future.”


The investments are a part of United Way of Cass-Clay’s comprehensive strategy to invest in a network of Community Partners that provide services in the four focus areas of Education, Income Stability, Health, and Basic Needs.

“United Way of Cass-Clay is committed to making investments in programs that produce the most positive change for our area citizens. United Way’s Board of Trustees is pleased to make this investment of $682,250 to help individuals and families with basic needs, and ultimately help ensure our community supports the highest possible quality of life for our most vulnerable people, ” said Mark Jensen of Concordia College, 2014 United Way Board of Trustees Chair.

The mission of United Way of Cass-Clay is to connect people to people, needs to resources, and experts to advocates to improve lives and advance the common good throughout Cass and Clay counties. United Way of Cass-Clay invests dollars in the building blocks to a good life: Education, Income Stability, Health and Basic Needs such as food, shelter and safety.

 

For more information, please contact us at unitedway@unitedwaycassclay.org or 701.237.5050. 

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