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Steve Gerberding – Immediate Past President

When Steve Gerberding agreed to become the board president for the United Way of West Central Minnesota, he had no idea what challenges would arise during his tenure. Having helped navigate the organization through the sweeping changes forced upon the organization due to the COVID pandemic, he is now entering a new phase of service…
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Special Events Coordinator Position Opening

The mission of the United Way of West Central MN is to mobilize the caring power of communities to transform lives and advance the common good. Job Description: Special Events Coordinator-Part time as needed Job Summary Supports the success of fundraising events. Works with staff and volunteers in planning, coordinating, and implementing events designed to…
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High School Senior Awarded Volunteerism Scholarship (3 of 4)

Each year the United Way of West Central Minnesota offers scholarships to students who volunteer. There’s a natural gap between what government and business do to contribute to the community. Volunteers and non-profits fill that gap. 33 students in our area applied this year, and four were selected to receive to scholarship sent directly to…
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Day of Caring

The United Way of West Central Minnesota recently had the opportunity to partner with Doosan Bobcat and help support their Doosan Day of Caring. The day of caring involves gathering proposals for projects being undertaken by non-profit organizations in Litchfield, MN and surrounding areas. The Doosan team provides equipment and manpower to help in any…
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Sew For Safety

Early in the COVID pandemic, when Peggy Ammerman decided to sew masks for her husband and herself, she was inspired to do something truly wonderful in service to the community. She found a pattern and pulled out her sewing machine to get to work. As she talked to others, it became clear that good-quality masks…
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High School Senior Awarded Volunteerism Scholarship (2 of 4)

Each year the United Way of West Central Minnesota offers scholarships to students who volunteer. There’s a natural gap between what government and business do to contribute to the community. Volunteers and non-profits fill that gap. 33 students in our area applied this year, and four were selected to receive to scholarship sent directly to…
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High School Senior Awarded Volunteerism Scholarship (1 of 4)

Each year the United Way of West Central Minnesota offers scholarships to students who volunteer. There’s a natural gap between what government and business do to contribute to the community. Volunteers and non-profits fill that gap. 33 students in our area applied this year and four were selected to receive to scholarship sent directly to…
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Meeker County Schools Covid Bags

Just look at these happy servants; packing 150 bags to be sent with as students are sent home to quarantine (bag, masks, Frisbee, crayons, snacks, resources page for parents). Joint program with Meeker County Health and Human Service, food shelf, UCAP, Woodland Centers, United Way of West Central MN, and of course the kind and…
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Julie Anfinson – Director of Finance and Operations

Meet Julie Anfinson, the Director of Finance and Operations for the United Way of West Central Minnesota is dedicated to and is passionate about her role within the organization and the local community. The amount of work and time she gives to serving is inspirational, and she serves in ways far beyond her role with…
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GrowMobile 2021 Schedule

We’re looking forward to seeing many young faces in our community learning and sharing together. The 2021 schedule of locations and events are below. Feel free to download it and visit one or all locations. Tell your friends!