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Friday, February 28, 2014
WATERLOO, IA— The Cedar Valley United Way Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting. Officers for 2014 are Sharon Juon, community leader, chairman of the board; Joe Vich, Community Bank & Trust, vice-chair; Cal Eckhoff, Black Hawk Union Council, Universal Industries, secretary; Sue Armbrecht, MidWestOne Bank, treasurer; and Vicki Grimes, community leader, past chair. Board members elected to new terms include: Cynthia Bottrell, Hawkeye Community College, representing the...
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
According to the 2014 “Cost of Living in Iowa” report, a parent with two children living in the Cedar Valley would need to earn $27.40 per hour—$54,796 per year before taxes—to cover basics like housing, childcare, healthcare and transportation. That’s above even the state’s median wage of $15.33 per hour. The report outlines why work supports, such as child care, food and energy assistance, as well as the Earned Income Tax Credit and health care subsidies, are so important to low-income...
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
WATERLOO, IA – The 2013 Cedar Valley United Way campaign raised a record $3,130,663 to advance education, income and health in the Cedar Valley. The announcement was made during the Breakfast of Champions at Park Place Event Centre Thursday morning. Geof Grimes, a community volunteer leader, and Joe Vich, vice-chairman of Community Bank and Trust, served as co-chairs for the 2013 campaign. “This is a great outcome for our community,” said Vich. “Throughout the campaign, we talked with many...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way is in the final week of the 2013 campaign. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through Friday, January 31. Money raised in the 2013 campaign will continue to provide grant funding for programs improving education, income and health in the Cedar Valley. Programs that have received funding in the past have included after-school and child care programs, disaster services, elderly transportation, community meals, help for victims of domestic...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way is announcing a change in plans for its upcoming Breakfast of Champions, the celebration of the 2013 campaign. The event location has been moved to Park Place Event Centre, 1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, February 6, followed by a program from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Cedar Valley United Way is in the final month of the 2013 campaign. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through Friday, January 31. “...
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Friday, December 6, 2013
WATERLOO, IA – Applications for 2014-16 Cedar Valley United Way funding grants are now available at www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/GrantApplication. To be considered, programs must target one of three funding areas, education, income or health, to advance the common good of the Cedar Valley. In addition to funding for these three focus areas, a special allocation of funds reserved for breaking the cycle of systemic poverty through research and community action will be available. These new funds...
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Friday, November 8, 2013
Babies born weighing less than 5.5 pounds have a higher risk of poor health and falling behind later in life. Black Hawk County has one of the highest rates of low birth weight babies in the state, with 8.3% of babies born coming in below 5.5 pounds. That's why we've partnered with the Black Hawk County Health Department, UnityPoint Health--Allen Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Health System to find what's causing these children to start life at a disadvantage. The project was recently featured...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
WATERLOO, IA – Having seen first-hand the work made possible by Cedar Valley United Way’s investments in our community, 2013 United Way campaign chairs Geof Grimes and Joe Vich are on a mission to help the organization do more. “Geof and I have heard many stories from people who have received help at some point in their lives from the programs United Way helps fund,” said Vich, vice-chairman of Community National Bank. “United Way’s work is empowering these individuals and their families to get...
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