United_Way-Logo           The United Way of Marshall County 2015 campaign has begun.  This year’s campaign chairs recently announced are Cindy Rash (Midwest Ag Finance) and Susan Wagoner (retired teacher from the Plymouth School system.)  They along with an army of volunteers are striving to reach a campaign goal of $550,000, all of which will stay in Marshall County to provide health and human services through funding support for 24 member agencies as well as sponsored programs including Project Lead the Way, Kindergarten Countdown and Marshall County Career Success Coalition.

UnitedWay_Cindy Rash“We have a strong team again this year to lead the campaign,” said United Way Executive Director Linda Yoder. “With 39% of Marshall County households struggling to afford basic needs, the United Way team feels the urgency and importance of raising funds. Many hardworking people are just one mishap away from falling behind.”

UnitedWay_SusanWagonerThroughout the campaign, the United Way of Marshall County will give presentations at local area businesses. Every dollar counts to help meet basic needs for a good life: a quality education that leads to a good job, income that can support a family through retirement and good health. United Way volunteers are sharing the theme “TOGETHER we CAN” with individuals and organizations across the county. And their message is clear: WE build the strength of our neighborhoods. WE bolster the health of our communities. And WE change the lives of those who walk by us every day. Alone we can do incredible things. Together, we can to anything! If you would like to learn more, schedule a presentation, or make a donation, please contact the United Way of Marshall County, located at 2701 N Michigan Street in Plymouth, call 574.936.3366, or email info@marshallcountyuw.org. Additional information and online donating are available on the United Way website at www.marshallcountyuw.org.


For over 50 years, the United Way of Marshall County has continuously conducted annual fundraising campaigns in support of local health and human service not-for-profit organizations. The United Way has been the conduit for helping thousands of individuals, regardless of income level, contribute to a united community cause. United Way volunteers have spent millions of hours advocating for much needed programs and services that help build a stronger community and, as a result, the United Way has allocated more than $8 million to local agencies for everything from basic necessities like food to tutoring programs for youth to helping the elderly get to the doctor. The United Way of Marshall County remains committed to igniting the caring power of the human spirit to help meet the most basic needs of education, health and financial stability. Together we create a stronger future for Marshall County.