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.
At a time when many people are asking themselves how they can make a difference, or how they can help create real change, we hope you will support the United Way of Bartholomew County and our local agencies who are working hard to help thousands of our friends and neighbors.
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.
COVID-19 and the ensuing economic effects have left our neighbors struggling. Your neighbors have lost jobs, struggled to pay rent and utilities and have needed help feeding their children.
Many of the 17 local nonprofit agencies we help support were forced to cancel major fundraising initiatives in light of COVID-19. The cancellation of those events means it is harder than ever for them to offer the quality programming that has helped our community become healthier, more educated and financially stable.
United Way will work with our agencies, county and city leaders and neighbors to help our community overcome; just as United Ways have since that very first campaign in Boulder, Colorado.
We will need your help more than ever to help us all with the long term recovery of our community.
Thank you always for your commitment to LIVE UNITED.
You can track the progress of our community’s United Way campaign by checking
out the thermometer at key places in Columbus.
Check out our campaign video by clicking here.