it’s easy to feel isolated. But even though we are apart, we are United. We are
still a community.
We are a community that is full of hand-raisers and doers. One full of people who are
strong, compassionate, generous and full of resolve. We know if we come
together, we’ll get through this and be stronger on the other side. We know, because we’ve seen the power of community. The power of this community.
The Power of Community
United Way of Freeborn County has been serving our
community for over 90 years. During that time, we have seen this community face
and survive many crises. We have made it through natural disasters, financial
downturns and other hardships by working together, supporting each other and
creating innovative solutions to old problems.
During the last two months, this power of community has been on full display as our
friends and neighbors respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses, nonprofit
partners and individuals have all answered the call for help. Whether it was
The Halleluiah Quilters and other gifted sewers making masks, Farmer’s State Bank
matching the gift card challenge with Albert Lea Convention & Visitor’s
Bureau or the many individuals setting up to making sure volunteer needs are
met, we have seen how acts of kindness big and small create change.
But though there is much to celebrate, many more people still need help. So we are
asking generous people in the community like you to do what you always do –
come together and give.
A Worldwide Day of Giving and Unity
To add power to this moment, we are asking you to give on May 5 during
#GivingTuesdayNow, a special worldwide event. On this first Tuesday of May,
thousands of people and organizations around the world will be coming together
in acts of unity and giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented
need caused by COVID-19.
What You Can Do
If you are looking for a way to give back and safely connect to your community again,
we ask you to donate during #GivingTuesdayNow.
When you give to The United Way of Freeborn County’s Safety Net Fund on or before May 5,
your 100% of your donation will be directed to non-profit agencies working to
meet the basic needs of your neighbors.
Donate today and help show the power of community.