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United Way Continues to Promote Health & Well Being

The Shelby County United Way campaign is in full swing with the theme “Because of You”. The donations from this campaign will allow the United Way to continue to invest in 5 impact areas; Investing in Youth & Families, Promoting Health & Well Being, Supporting Critical Human Needs, Rebuilding from Adversity, and Community-Wide Initiatives.

The annual Shelby County United Way partner agency allocation process provides accountability and ensures the community’s dollars are impacting Shelby County’s greatest needs. The process is done in March and April every year in which five allocation teams consisting of over forty people including Board Members, Company, and Community Volunteers conduct agency reviews. The United Way Board of Trustees approves the recommended agency allocations during their May Board Meeting.

The United Way partner agencies that are “Promoting Health & Well Being” are:

Catholic Social Services providing Counseling and Mental Health Services and Senior Health. CSS provides Individual, family, marriage and school-based counseling as well as Home Health services that provides educational programming and screenings for people 60 and older.

Compassionate Care is a health care clinic that provides medical, dental and pharmaceutical assistance to the under insured (High Deductible) and uninsured.

Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development provides physical therapy, and aquatic therapy, neurological feedback to individuals with a brain injury, stroke, autism, developmental disability, etc.

SafeHaven provides mental health clients a consumer operated center where they may participate in educational, social and vocational support in a safe environment toward mental health recovery.

Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County provides members age 50 and better exercise classes, fitness center, social and recreational programming for a $35 annual membership fee.

The Shelby County United Way is a local 501c3 non-profit organization that has earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator nine out of the past ten years. Monies raised in the annual campaign are invested locally under the leadership and direction of our local volunteer Board of Directors and Community Allocation Volunteers. Through the third week of the “Because of You” campaign, the campaign total is $372,366. Donors can make payroll contributions with participating employers or make a one time or reoccurring donation by visiting www.shelbycountyunitedway.org or text SHELBY to 40403. Checks can be made payable to Shelby County United Way and mailed to P.O. Box 751, Sidney.