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Donations Continue: United Way To Announce Results February 11


Contributions to the current Cedar Valley United Campaign will be accepted through January 31, with campaign results being announced at the annual Breakfast of Champions event February 11 at the John Deere Supervisors Club in Waterloo.

Cedar Valley United Way announced Thursday its schedule for the remainder of the campaign in progress.

Cedar Valley United Way will announce the results of its 2009 campaign at the Breakfast of Champions, Thursday, February 11at the John Deere Supervisors' Club. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through January 31.

"The need in our community continues to grow," said Jim Mudd, Sr., chief spiritual officer of The Mudd Group and 2009 campaign co-chair. "It's humbling to see what the programs and services Cedar Valley United Way funds do to strengthen our community. Our hope is to be able to announce on February 11 a record-breaking campaign that begins to meet the need here in the Cedar Valley."

"We continue to hear stories of how United Way contributions are making a difference here in the Cedar Valley," said David Rodger, global director, large tractor product line at John Deere Waterloo Operations and 2009 campaign co-chair. "Every donation impacts our community, from the smallest to the largest gift. Each donation helps Cedar Valley United Way fund programs that impact education, income and health in the Cedar Valley."

"We have heard stories throughout the campaign of people who know friends, family and co-workers who have been struggling to make ends meet over the past few years," said Sheila Baird, president of Cedar Valley United Way. "It's amazing to watch as these people have stepped forward to increase their gifts because they understand that others need their help. We're thankful to these people and businesses and hope the strong push will continue through the end of the 2009 campaign."

Cedar Valley United Way partners with local agencies to fund programs throughout the community that will improve people's lives. This year, 108 local programs that aim to support the education, income and health of the Cedar Valley have requested $3,768,534 in funding – a record amount. Economic grants totaling $246,000 have already been dispersed in the community to meet the increased demand for human services in these uncertain times.

The remaining applications will be reviewed by both the Financial Stewardship Committee and the Community Impact Teams during the first quarter of 2010. Programs that received funding in the past have included after-school and child care programs, disaster services, elderly transportation, community meals and help for victims of domestic violence. Cedar Valley United Way also funds 2-1-1 Information and Referral services.

The Breakfast of Champions will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast followed by the program at 7:30 a.m. Tickets for the event are $10 per person or $80 for a table of 8. Reservations can be made by calling 319-235-6211 or e-mailing For more information on this event, visit

Contributions can be made to Cedar Valley United way, 425 Cedar St., Suite 300, Waterloo, Iowa 50701. For more information about giving to the Cedar Valley United Way, call 319-235-6211.





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