This year has been tough for our community.
We have all grappled with a pandemic, racial injustices and divisions that sometimes seem hopeless to bridge. Our world has seemed so divided.
United Way has been there for local communities since 1887 when leaders in Boulder, Colorado raised money for 22 nonprofit agencies in the first ever United Way campaign as tuberculosis was ravaging their community and country. United Way of Bartholomew County has helped see our area through flood, recessions and now a pandemic.
We couldn't do it without you.
We live in an amazing community, Donors, volunteers, advocates and community leaders all stepped up to help ensure Bartholomew County kept humming in tough economic times. United Way of Bartholomew County put more resources in the community in 2020 than ever before.
"Because of you, we were able to ensure our neighbors had what they needed during these tough times," said Mark Stewart, UWBC's President.
Our neighbors and corporate partners contributed more than $600,000 for our Covid-19 Relief Fund. Those funds helped more than 4,500 people in our community; some who had never asked for help before and were not familiar with the social services system. Partner agencies opened 7 days a week to ensure everyone was cared for during these tough times.
The vast majority of our more than 100 workplace campaigns were virtual. Our wonderful campaign volunteers switched gears and did full campaigns online. Multiple companies ran their best campaigns ever.
Thank you for everything you have done for our community in 2020. Thank you for your effort to LIVE UNITED.