COULEE REGION Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Great Rivers United Way is trying to boost donation numbers as it nears the end of its annual campaign. The United Way will match donations up to 75-thousand dollars until the campaign ends on January 31st. Staff are projecting the campaign to fall short of its two-million-dollar goal, which will mean less money for the organizations the fundraising supports.
Katie Sparks, Resource Development Coordinator at United Way, said, “Without Great Rivers United Way, our community would lose many programs that help our most vulnerable populations, from elderly, youth, and those with physical and mental health disabilities.”
The United Way funds 52 programs among 26 non-profits in the Coulee Region. The programs address homelessness, mental health, food insecurity, and physical wellness.