United Way’s community campaign worth support

The United Way of Bartholomew County works to make a difference in the lives of local residents who need assistance. The umbrella agency supports nearly two dozen nonprofit groups that assist individuals and families in need through services and programs.

United Way does that with its annual fundraising campaign and by using organized service days.

The local chapter did its part by recruiting more than 1,000 volunteers for the annual Day of Service on Sept. 9. The volunteers tackled 82 projects, giving a needed lift to many individuals and organizations. Some examples of projects were:

  • Painting
  • Landscaping
  • Maintenance on homes and buildings
  • Building demolition
  • Distribution of free smoke detectors
  • Installation of new playground equipment

If you didn’t get to help on the Day of Service, you can still have an impact by donating to the campaign.

United Way kicked off its $4.25 million community campaign earlier this month. You can donate by going online at uwbarthco.org, or call the agency’s office at 812-376-3001 for additional assistance.

The United Way and the 22 agencies it supports play an important role in meeting the needs of individuals and families. Their efforts make the community better as a whole, but many helping hands are needed to make that possible.

You can be one of them by supporting the United Way’s campaign.