Donors had pledged $470,306 one month into the three-month fundraiser. That represents 55.3 percent of the $850,000 goal. Fifty-seven local businesses plan to conduct traditional workplace campaigns, extending the giving opportunity via payroll deduction to their employees. NEX Transport ($102,712), Honda Transmission ($66,908), Belletech Corporation ($22,048) PowerBuilt Material Handling ($20,038) and Benjamin Logan Schools ($9,089) are the top-giving workplace campaigns to date. Honda of America, Mfg. completed its campaign efforts last week and will report results in November. Large workplaces planning to kick off their internal campaigns in October include AcuSport Corporation, AGC Glass, Bellefontaine City Schools, NetGain Information Systems, SpartanNash, and Thomas & Marker Construction. Dozens of additional businesses and hundreds of individual donors are also participating.
Since 1955, United Way of Logan County has raised more than $21 million to support the specific social service needs of our community.
United Way fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in Logan County. 33 programs of 27 Funded Agencies are being supported in 2017 by United Way allocations from last year’s campaign. 18 more grants have been awarded throughout the year to additional organizations through our Community Impact and Youth Allocations funds. The deadline for local social service agencies to apply for United Way funding for 2018 is this Friday, October 6.
Complete details about the campaign and the allocations process can be found at www.uwlogan.org or by calling 937-592-2886.
Dave Bezusko is executive director of United Way of Logan County.