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The United Way of the Great River Region has had a busy year with projects dedicated to community giving and support. Under the direction of the new executive director, Mike Greenslaugh, United Way of the Great River Region has had numerous successful projects and events under the its reach. Greenslaugh said, 鈥渨e have no intention of slowing down when it comes to serving our community.鈥

Greenslaugh and his staff have been involved in several golf outings that help raise funds for charity giving that benefits Lee, Hancock, and Clark Counties. For instance, the United Way played an active role in the backpack program that gave away 600 backpacks to students in need. They participated in Juneteenth celebrations promoting support and DEI education. They hosted a 9-11 event honoring local responders. Sue Prochazka coordinates United Way volunteers in partner programs such as City of Christmas, the Mobile Food Bank, and various community cleanup activities. There have been a total of 1,200 volunteer hours for this year with community volunteer projects. This coming January, the VITA program will be operating again assisting in free tax services for households making $60,000 and under.

RSVP (retired and senior volunteer program), under the direction of Nikki Wilson, has over 15 workstations with 118 volunteers participating in literacy programs, food and nutrition programs, and numerous other community-based programs, totaling 4,000 RSVP volunteer hours in our community. The most recent RSVP project was RSVP澳门开奖 Hygiene Kit Program (with the assistance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Youth Activities Program) wherein 500 kits were assembled for those in need.

All these programs and projects require financial support. To help with the expenses of these programs, the United Way of the Great River Region is having a Holiday Cash Raffle. The proceeds go to help purchase items for the backpack program, the Juneteenth celebrations, the 9-11 Event, the Hygiene Program, the VITA tax program, and many other programs that benefit the community. Hidden costs that pop up in these, and other programs the United Way sponsors or partners with, add up. The United Way of the Great River Region is honored by the support that the community has provided and wishes to express their gratitude. However, the need is great, especially in the winter months.

The Holiday Cash Raffle still has some tickets available. The tickets are $20 each or $100 for six tickets. Tickets will be on sale until Nov. 28 or until all tickets are sold, and only 400 tickets have been made available for this raffle. The winner will be announced Friday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. The top prize is $1,500, the second prize is $1,000, 3rd prize is $500, 4th prize is a YETI cooler, and the 5th prize is a mystery gift. Please consider supporting the United Way with the purchase of Holiday Cash Raffle tickets. Contact Mike, Sue, or Nikki at 319-524-4504 or 319-372-8043.