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, […]

Shelby County United Way Approves $916,285 in Allocations

President, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and, April. Six allocation teams consisting of over forty two people including Board Members, Company, and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams were comprised of the following Impact Areas: Enriching the Lives of Seniors, Investing […]

Koltak to lead 2021 United Way Campaign

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way President and CEO, has announced the 2021 Campaign Chair will be Josh Koltak. “Josh is a great community leader that has served on many community boards, including the Shelby County United Way. He understands the important role and impact we have in the community, as well as the many […]

Shelby County United Way Awards 4 Grants

The Shelby County United Way special projects committee reviews grants on a monthly basis that impact the community in the areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. The following requested grants were approved in January and February. Agape Distribution was awarded $3,500 in January to assist with security and lighting upgrades as they have been […]

Bertke to chair UW Board in 2021

Published by Sidney Daily News Photo: Allen Bertke SIDNEY — Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way president and CEO, has announced the 2021 board president will be Allen Bertke, Choice One Engineering. Bertke has been a member of the Board of Trustees for four years, serving the past two years on the Executive Committee. He […]