The United Way of Marshall County regrets to announce that the 2021 Annual Meeting previously scheduled to occur in-person on September 9 will shift to a virtual platform due to alarming COVID-19 community spread in Marshall County.
The United Way annual business meeting will be conducted virtually on Thursday, September 9, at 11:30am. A Zoom link will be sent to those who RSVP online here.
The United Way Awards Luncheon originally scheduled to follow the business meeting has been cancelled. Alternative plans are under way for celebrating and recognizing 2020 United Way campaign award winners.
At the core of the United Way’s mission lies a commitment to fighting for the health of the community. Though a difficult decision, the cancellation of the in-person event upholds this mission by eliminating a potential setting for COVID-19 to expand its grip on Marshall County.
Indiana State Department of Health reports show that Marshall County’s current positivity rate is above average while the vaccination rate lags state and national averages. The Marshall County Health Department is strongly urging all residents to take every step available to reduce the rampant spread of this virus, including getting vaccinated, wearing a mask indoors, and practicing proper hygiene techniques.
The Marshall County Health Department is currently giving out the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine, as well as Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Visit www.ourshot.in.gov or call (574) 935-8565 to make an appointment today.
The 2021 United Way of Marshall County campaign is underway. Join the fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community by visiting marshallcountyuw.org/donate.
About the United Way of Marshall County
For over 60 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. www.marshallcountyuw.org.