As federal and state funding become more difficult to rely on, local agencies like Clare United Way continue to a significant impact in helping those in need.
Mid Michigan Community Action utilizes United Way funding to serve families who may not be eligible for other funding and to host free community events providing entertainment and access to resources to area families.
During fiscal year 2011, Mid Michigan Community Action assisted 78 families with United Way funding and hosted hundreds more at various community events. Assistance included, electric shut-offs, emergency food, natural gas shut-offs, security deposit and other emergency services. Serving these families would not have been possible without United Way.
“We are so appreciative of our partnership with United Way,” Jill Sutton, Mid Michigan Community Action Executive Director, said. Their funding allows us to reach families that don’t fit other grant eligibility,” Sutton said.
As a United Way member, Mid Michigan Community Action participates in fundraising campaign to support United Way. This year, the agency’s staff contributed over $4,500 to benefit this worthy cause.