Community comes through for United Way

SIDNEY — “The Spirit of Generosity” is ringing true in Shelby County.During Thursday’s Shelby County United Way finale luncheon, President and CEO Scott Barr predicted the final total of the campaign will exceed what was raised in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.“We are in year two of the pandemic,” said Barr. “And […]

United Way Creates Opportunities for Local Students

Week 6 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way and the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County has collaborated and hired a high school career coach, Kelly Edwards. She works with the students that are graduating and entering the work force and makes recommendations to local employers that are hiring, of which most are funding partners […]

United Way Continues to Overcome Challenges

Week 5 Campaign Update: Last year was challenging for our partner agencies who saw an increase in clients that placed higher demands on their staff and services.  Significant increases were seen in areas of victimization, domestic violence, food insecurity, and created challenges for many in substance abuse recovery. The 2021 campaign theme is “The Spirit […]

United Way Invests Locally in Faith-Based Organizations

Week 3 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way continues to invest locally in many faith-based organizations with over $575,000 allocated last year alone.  Eight of our partner agencies have faith-based missions.  In addition, 10 grants were awarded to organizations that are faith based as well. The SCUW board reflects the values of our community.  […]

United Way Partners with the New Mercy Mission House

Week 2 Campaign Update: “The Spirit of Generosity” 2021 Shelby County United Way campaign theme continues through our new partner agency; Mercy Mission House, states President and CEO Scott Barr. “We are proud to partner with the Mercy Mission House to bring Emergency Shelter programming to Shelby County. The Shelby County United Way awarded $150,000 […]


Published by Sidney Daily News SIDNEY — Josh Koltak, Shelby County United Way 2021 Campaign chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 64th United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Generosity.” Koltak, Duane Gaier, Large Manufacturing Division leader, and Scott Barr, president of the Shelby County United Way, […]

United Way Trusted Community Leader

Week 6 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way is a local organization with an independent local governing board. The organization follows all government and national best practices for financial stewardship and governing. The local board sets policies and evaluates new programs and initiatives for the community. Agency Allocation Funding is determined by using both […]