(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – For the 78th annual fundraising of a local organization, the total of over $604,000, a record-breaking total.
This coverage is courtesy of Newsymom affiliate, WTUZ Radio.
The United Way of Tuscarawas County will take the proceeds to fund their 18 health and human service programs and special grants for a sustainable community.
President/CEO Robin Waltz says they didn’t know what to expect last year but were again amazed at the generous community support and this record-breaking total!
One new fund set up in 2020 was designed as the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which raised over $82,000.
“We have spent that money and more strictly for utility assistance, food insecurity, rent assistance, social and emotional need, and some classwork in the school systems.”
Waltz notes that the main campaign generated almost $604,440 that is used to fund many Tuscarawas County community programs.
“Mentoring programs, a clinic for the working uninsured, we have a meal program, Mobile Meals, we have a meal program through the YMCA, [are included in] all of those eighteen programs.”
The United Way’s ceremony was held virtually this year and they dedicated an Above & Beyond Award to the county’s school employees.
Waltz adds that the 2021 campaign chair is Kent State University Tuscarawas Dean Dr. Brad Bielski, who takes over the position from Buckeye Career Center Superintendent Bob Alsept.
WTUZ – Mary Alice Reporting