Advancing the Common
Good on the North
When communities along the North Shore
work together we all benefit. On March 15th a group of local
volunteers met to determine how the $34,500 raised here would stay here. These
funds represent support from corporate and individuals at these local
businesses: Canadian National, City of Two Harbors, Co-op Light
& Power, Human Development Center, LaBounty, Lake Bank, Lake County
Veterinary, Lake Superior School Dist. #381, Lake View Memorial Hospital, Minnesota
Power, Northshore Mining, and Northshore Steel.
The allocation process
was a positive one. Ruth Rabold said, “What many people may not
realize is that monies collected locally are distributed locally. The money
stays right here in Lake
County. Having the
privilege of participating on the United
Way allocation committee has made me realize that
we all have friends, neighbors or relatives that have benefited from United Way funded
United Way works to address the most
pressing needs of people by impacting lives in real and meaningful ways:
Needs, Nurturing Children & Families, and Supporting Health and Independence.
The local volunteers used these guidelines and others to
allocate funds to these North Shore area agencies including: Community
Partners, Girl Scouts, HDC
Northshore Area Partners, Northshore Collaborative, Northshore Horizons,
Salvation Army-Lake County, and Socially Active Seniors.
Kirsten Cruickshank, Director for Community Partners
says, “Getting support from the community means a lot to us as an organization.
It’s crucial for us and often helps us secure funding from outside the area.
United Way funding allows us to continue supporting our local senior citizens.
In a community this size, it’s likely your donation directly affects someone
you know. Your donation supports daily meal delivery for a homebound senior. It
also helps us provide a roundtrip ride to important doctors appointments that
can affect a senior's health and ability to live in dependently in their own