Consideration for 2014 funding for community agencies will be undertaken soon by the United Way of Henry County Board of Directors.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (April 1, 2013) – Henry County-based agencies may obtain application information from the United Way Web site, www.uwhenry.org. Information may also be obtained from Jessica Hays, President of the United Way board, ph. (319) 986-4613. Deadline to submit an application is April 30.
In 2013 the United Way is providing $30,000 in funding to 15 non-profit endeavors that serve residents throughout Henry County. Next year’s funding will be based mainly on donations provided during the 2014 United Way campaign beginning in September from individuals, families, businesses and industries.
The Web site also includes information about how to donate. Donations can also be dropped off at all Henry County financial institutions.
The all-local, all-volunteer United Way board of directors will conduct hearings May 14-15 with each applicant. From those hearings plus fund-raising projections, the board will determine amounts to award applicants to be dispersed during 2014.
Board members include Hays, who is employed at Hearth and Home Technologies; Willy Amos, Hy-Vee Foods; Roger Beachy, Walmart Distribution; Vice President Bill Gray, Mt. Pleasant News; and Cindy Shumaker, Rodeway Inn. The board is currently seeking additional volunteers to serve a 2 year term on the board. The President & Treasurer positions will be open due to ending terms. If you are interested in learning more about joining the Board, contact Jessica Hays.
The United Way of Henry County is an all volunteer organization based in Mount Pleasant. It supports local non-profit agencies in this community which support advancing the common good in the areas of Education, Income and Health. The benefit of giving to United Way of Henry County is that you know your funds are helping viable local agencies. The United Way Board goes through a rigorous process of screening all agencies who request funding. They look at applicants’ financials, their strategies, how much money goes to helping people, and much more. They do the homework for you.
Agencies receiving funds for 2013 are Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa; Community Action of Southeast Iowa (Tolson Center); The Fellowship Cup; Food Bank of Southern Iowa; Girl Scouts; Healthy Henry County Communities Newborn Home Visitor Program; HHCC Mentoring Program; Henry County RSVP; Help To Others (H2O); Hope Haven Area Development Center; Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation; The REC Center; Salem Recreation Association; Young House Family Services (Christamore Treatment Center); and YWCA Domestic Violence Center and Sexual Assault Program.
Jessica Hays, Board President