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Thursday, March 7, 2019
2-1-1 Wisconsin is bringing its statewide network of staff and resources to support Wisconsin’s new Addiction Recovery Helpline. The free, 24/7 service is confidential and connects people struggling with substance use to local treatment services and recovery resources. Supported by the Department of Health Services (DHS), the Helpline is accessed...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
United Way of Portage County honored dozens of volunteers and businesses for their support during the 2018 campaign at its annual Recognition Luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Stevens Point. The team of Kathy Davies, Vikki Nason, Amber Houck, Shannon Semmerling, and Anna Weisbrod – in their final role as...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The 2019 United Way of Portage County Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 4:30 p.m.at Mid State Technical College, 1001 Centerpoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Dr. Tim Cooper will begin serving as Board President in 2019. He currently serves on United Way's Executive Committee Health Investment Team. Other...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
United Way of Portage County raised more than $3.1 million during its annual campaign. United Way of Portage County Executive Director Sue Wilcox announced at the organization’s Victory Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at SentryWorld that the community’s efforts during the campaign raised $3,125,180 in 2018. The amount surpasses this year’s goal...
Friday, November 2, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Sentry Insurance and its employees topped a million dollars in their campaign for the United Way of Portage County. This year’s total of $1.2 million—announced Thursday, Nov. 1, at an event in the Sentry Theater—includes employee pledges, special events fundraising, and a matching donation from the Sentry Insurance...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Volunteers and yards are needed for the United Way of Portage County Volunteer Center’s annual Make A Difference Day Rake-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 27. Cecily Mileski, United Way of Portage County Volunteer Engagement Associate said more than 500 volunteers are needed for the event. “Members of the community will come together to rake yards for...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
United Way of Portage County’s Learn for Life Reading Program is seeking second- and third-grade reading tutors to help at schools throughout Portage County for the 2018-19 school year. Learn for Life utilizes trained volunteer reading tutors who meet individually with students, a tutor commitment of a total of one hour per week. Tutoring sessions...
Monday, August 20, 2018
United Way of Portage County kicked off its 2018 campaign Friday, Aug. 17, at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School by introducing the 2018 campaign drive chairs, unveiling the 2018 campaign video, revealing pacesetter results from early campaigns, and giving people a first-hand look at United Way’s Project Fresh Start. This year’s campaign drive chairs...