Kicks Off United Way Campaign
has kicked off its 2004-05 workplace campaign to support the United
Way of Marquette County. There are 39 local non-profit member agencies
that rely on support from the United Way.
"Community Impact" contributions are targeted for programs
that address one or more of the following areas of need: domestic
violence and addiction services; elderly citizens and adults with
disabilities; health awareness; unemployment and underemployment;
and youth programs.
I may be relatively new to Northern Michigan University, I am very
familiar with the excellent work that local United Way campaigns
do to provide a wide variety of services to our neighbors who need
them the most,” President Les Wong wrote in a recent
letter to the NMU community. “I never cease to be amazed by the
amount of goodwill that just one individual or family contribution
year’s theme is “We’re Gonna Climb That Mountain.” The community
goal is to raise $530,000, and NMU’s goal is set at $34,000. Payroll
deduction is available.
level of our contributions and financial support is definitely important,
especially in a year when our national, state, and local economies
remain challenged to provide the most basic services to those who
need them the most,” said Lenny Shible (Health Promotions), this
year’s NMU workplace coordinator. "As each of us makes the
personal decision about how we want to help, we have to remember
how much power we have to make a difference in our community and
in the life of one person just by doing 'what matters.'"
forms were distributed via campus mail and should be returned in
the addressed envelope provided by Nov. 30. For more information,
contact Shible at firstname.lastname@example.org.