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Your United Way dollars are hard at work in our community. From donations received through payroll deductions and direct donations from individuals and businesses, the 2006 campaign enabled United Way to support nearly 30 different local nonprofit health and human service agencies. Allocation payments and product donations totaling nearly $100,000 have been distributed to these United Way agencies: Advocate Safehouse; Alpine Legal Services; Boy Scouts of the Western Colorado Council; Catholic Charities; Center for Independence; CMC Literacy Outreach; CMC Senior Program; Colorado West Counseling and Colorado West Recovery Center; Family Visitor Programs; Girl Scouts/Chipeta Council; Habitat for Humanity; Lift Up; Mountain Regional Housing Corporation; Mountain Valley Development; Glenwood Springs Planned Parenthood; Roaring Fork Family Centers; Salvation Army; Senior RSVP; Sopris Therapy; Valley View Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Exam Program; and YouthZone.Special donor designated non-United Way agencies included: Feed My Sheep; Meeker Food Bank; Town of Rangely “WARM” program; American Red Cross; Roaring Fork Sports Foundation; CARE; Rifle Animal Shelter; and “Cost of Freedom” Eagle Organization.”We want to thank everyone for his or her generous contributions to the 2006 United Way campaign,” board chair Ron Van Meter stated. “The funds are invaluable as our local human service agencies try to meet the needs of the county’s disadvantaged.” Van Meter noted many agencies also use United Way funds to help supplement special programs they would not be able to offer without the help from United Way.The 2007 Garfield County United Way campaign is now underway. With your help, this can be the best year ever. For more information about the agency and the services it offers or to make a donation, refer to United Way’s Web site at http://www.unitedwayofgarfieldcounty.org or call 625-8189.


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