United Way of Whitley County Announces Jeff Bleijerveld as Director

The United Way Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jeff Bleijerveld (bly-er-veld) as the United Way of Whitley County’s Executive Director. Bleijerveld holds an undergraduate degree in Theology and Intercultural Studies from Emmanuel Bible College and a master’s degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has a combined 36 years of experience as

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United Way of Whitley County Receives a $200,000 Grant for COVID-19 Economic Relief

Columbia City, Indiana, April 28, 2020 – United Way of Whitley County has received a $200,000 Grant from Indiana United Ways and Lilly Endowment Inc. to help stabilize the community from the impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Whitley County. After stabilization, efforts will be transitioned to restoration and revitalization projects to reposition the community

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United Way of Whitley County Receives PNC Foundation Grant

Columbia City, Indiana, April 22, 2020 – United Way of Whitley County has received a $1,500 Grant from PNC Foundation to help stabilize the community from the impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Whitley County. After stabilization, efforts will be transitioned to restoration and revitalization projects to reposition the community for growth and long term sustainability.

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United Way of Whitley County Receives Truist Foundation Grant

Columbia City, Indiana, April 20, 2020 – United Way of Whitley County has received a $2,600 Grant from Truist Foundation to help stabilize the community from the impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Whitley County. After stabilization, efforts will be transitioned to restoration and revitalization projects to reposition the community for growth and long term sustainability.

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United Way of Whitley County Awards Over $100,000 in Community Impact Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2019 United Way of Whitley County is pleased to announce the presentation of $101,000 in Community Impact Grants to local programs and organizations serving residents of Whitley County. Grant recipients were selected by a panel of community members and United Way of Whitley County’s Board of Directors. 19 grant applications

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United Way Day of Caring Team Registration Now Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2019 Team registration for the 16th Annual United Way Day of Caring is now open. Day of Caring will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Last year, Day of Caring volunteers completed over 40 projects and donated nearly $40,000 in volunteer labor to improve Whitley County. New this year,

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United Way of Whitley County Now Accepting Day of Caring Project Requests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2019 The United Way of Whitley County 16th Annual Day of Caring will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As the largest volunteer event in Whitley County, Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism, increases awareness of local human service agencies and demonstrates what amazing things

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2019 Power of the Purse to Take Place May 9th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2019 The United Way of Whitley County’s 2019 Power of the Purse will take place on May 9th at the Whitley County 4H Community Center. Power of the Purse is an exciting philanthropic tradition that has raised over $31,000 in support of childhood success in Whitley County, ensuring the community’s

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Upcoming Community Conversations

We are excited to announce the dates for our Community Conversations to be held over the next several weeks as part of the United Against Opioid Abuse Initiative. These conversations are held in a debate-free setting where residents can share their aspirations and concerns for our community, as well as brainstorm with other Whitley County

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United Way of Whitley County Welcomes Carlee LaRue

United Way of Whitley County welcomed Carlee LaRue as the first AmeriCorps member in Whitley County. She will serve on the national United Against Opioid Abuse project.  Carlee, a Columbia City native, graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Fitness Instruction. After she completed her degree,

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