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United Way campaign last minute push


The need remains great for so many Cedar Valley residents, some of whom get a free meal five days a week at the Salvation Army, on Franklin Street, in Waterloo.

The Salvation Army is just one of the nearly 40 agencies and 100 area programs, which rely on funding every year from the Cedar Valley United Way.

Captain Rob Whitney says the money the Salvation Army receives from United Way is critical every year, providing funds for emergency shelter and other vital Salvation Army programs. Says Captain Whitney, "It also goes to provide funding for our daily operations, such as our feeding program, when we're feeding anywhere from 150 and 300 people a day, every meal, Monday through Friday."¶

United Way President, Sheila Baird, points out, "The real purpose this year is, we have 3-point3-million dollars worth of requests that came in, which is higher than it's ever been, but that's not a big surprise, given that the economy has kind of taken a bite on some people, so we are hopeful we will be able to get people through this bump--that is United Way.

The need is great and this year's United Way campaigns in Eastern Iowa are wrapping up soon. Please contact your local United Way about making a pledge. One of the easiest ways to make a contribution is through payroll deduction at your place of work. In many cases, your employer already has an arrangement with United Way for you to make your donation through payroll deduction.


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Online Reporter: Ron Steele




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