United Way reaches 60 percent of goal

| December 16, 2014

2007-02-17 13.02.08COSHOCTON – The United Way of Coshocton has currently reached 60 percent of their $380,000 goal for this campaign year of 2014-2015 which is $235,000 in donations and pledges.

“We are so encouraged that the last four years we have been able to reach our goal amounts and are hoping the same for this year,” said Lyn Mizer, director. “We know that Coshocton is filled with people who truly care about the quality of life and the health of the people living here. One of the beauties of giving to the United Way is that the money stays local and impacts our local friends and families. When there are so many great charities, how do you pick and choose which ones to support? When you give to the United Way, you don’t have to choose because it goes to 19 local agencies! And those local agencies last year served over 16,000 local residents.”

The United Way has been extremely busy in the year 2014. They relocated their office to 402 Main Street to increase their visibility, they launched 2-1-1 which is the free phone number to call in order to be connected to the various services here in Coshocton, and most recently, they have been conducting some community conversations. The United Way hopes to identify common concerns expressed in the conversations with the intention of putting a plan in place that can move Coshocton forward in becoming a healthier place to live. Although the number of conversations has yet to be determined, the last of them will be open to the public in order to reach those who want to express their thoughts.

The United Way of Coshocton endeavors to take a broad-based view of the needs of the entire community. When a community comes together, problems can be addressed and solutions can be found.

If you would like to give to the United Way, send your check to P.O. Box 84, Coshocton, Ohio 43812. If you would be interested in finding out how to volunteer or be a part of the Community Conversations, call Lyn Mizer at 622-4567.

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