United Fund drive begins this week
Money raised for the Gothenburg United Fund Inc. stays in the community.
That’s a big reason to donate to the fund that gives money to 11 different agencies in the community and Dawson County, according to United Fund president Angie Nichols.Nichols noted that four of the groups who receive funds are in the county and “help people in our community.”
This year, United Fund board members hope to raise $21,700 to support the agencies which is a 5.8% increase over last year’s amount of $20,500.
The Gothenburg Ministerial Association re-joined the list of 11 agencies who asked for and will receive money in 2013-14.
Nichols said Larry Viter is the chair of the association of local ministers who help people with travel emergencies or who have trouble paying rent, utility bills or buying food or who have other needs.
United Fund’s annual campaign will begin this week when donor brochures are mailed to each Gothenburg household.
A freewill donation meal on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Gothenburg Senior Center serves as the official campaign kickoff.
Money will come not only from individual resident pledges but also through businesses and fund raisers.
Baldwin Filters, Nichols said, is the front-runner in contributions.
Other fund-raisers throughout the year, including a soup and pie supper during winter sports and a dog-and-jog run during Harvest Festival, add to the United Fund total.
To make a donation to the Gothenburg United Fund, fill out the brochure received in the mail and send it back with a payment.
If an address gets missed by the mailing, donations can be sent to Gothenburg United Fund Inc., Box 494, Gothenburg, NE, 69138.
For additional information or to volunteer with the United Fund, contact Nichols at 537-3684.