|United Way goal in reach|
|Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:01 PM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
Board members and volunteers learned Wednesday at a luncheon at the Lima Civic Center the effort has raised an unofficial final total of $1,827,000 with an additional $100,000 match expected for the final push of the campaign, “Have a Heart Day,” which ends on Feb. 14. That figure equates to assisting 43,500 people.
Two of the three 2013 Campaign chairs were in attendance: Kevin Creamer of Home Town Stations and Matt Childers of Childers Media. Jerry Lewis of McDonald’s was unable to attend.
The chairs noted the campaign leadership, including Doris Neumeier of Union Bank Co. and Alisha Reaman of Superior Federal Credit Union.
In final comments, Creamer thanks the volunteers.
“Another important part of the annual campaign is its volunteer base,” he began. “Every year, volunteers organize company campaigns, coordinate special events and raise awareness about the United Way in their places of business. The efforts of our volunteers play an invaluable role in the success of our annual campaign.”
Local contributors include: Aero Printing, Delphos Chevrolet Buick, Delphos City Schools, The Delphos Herald, Delphos Restaurant Equipment, Delphos Senior Citizens Inc., Elida Schools, First Federal Bank, First Financial Bank, InterMedia 3, Jack’s Pizza, K&M Tire, Pitsenbarger Supply Co., Raabe Ford Lincoln Mercury, Recharge Enterprise, Superior Federal Credit Union, Toledo Molding and Die, U.S. Metalcraft Inc., and Union Bank.
Allen County United Way agencies include: Allen County Council On Aging, American Red Cross, Area Agency on Aging 3, The Arc of Allen County, Bradfield Community Center, Catholic Charities, Cheryl Allen Southside Center, Children’s Developmental Center, Crime Victim Services, Crossroads Crisis Center, Family Resource Center, Goodwill Easter Seals, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Mobility Foundation, Literacy Council of Northwest Ohio, Salvation Army, Senior Citizens Services, Lima-UMADAOP, The Lima Family, YWCA of Lima, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America/Black Swamp Area Council, Delphos Senior Citizens, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Appleseed Ridge Region, West Ohio Food Bank and YW Child Care Resource and Referral.