Health

UNITED WAY LOOKING TO INVEST 2015 CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Cedar Valley United Way is in the final week of the 2015 campaign. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through Sunday, January 31.

“Cedar Valley United Way’s impact can be seen all across our community,” said Pam Delagardelle, president/CEO of UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital and co-chair of the 2015 United Way campaign. “United Way has a hand in supporting after-school and child care programs, disaster services, elderly transportation, community meals, help for victims of domestic violence and 2-1-1 Information and Referral services.”

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE CEDAR VALLEY

WATERLOO, IA – Mental illnesses are biologically based brain diseases that affect an individual’s ability to think, feel and relate to others and the environment. These disorders are more common than cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Cedar Valley United Way’s community impact teams, the volunteer groups that direct and monitor grant funding for the organization, identified mental health as a priority based on community needs assessments and local data.