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United Way

March 28, 2018
Community members serve as volunteers on the United Way allocation panels that make recommendations about how to invest local dollars in programs. (Contributed)
IN THE KNOW: People helping people
March 28, 2018 - 2:50pm
January 18, 2018
Advocates say homelessness is growing problem in Douglas County
January 18, 2018 - 11:01am
January 11, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Taking action in the new year
January 11, 2018 - 8:23am
December 15, 2017
United Way staff members (left to right) Jen Jabas, Kris Chisholm and Kendall Brickweg organize gifts donated to the Adopt-A-Family program. This year, the United Way adopted 245 families. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Better to give: United Way Adopt-A-Family program grows
December 15, 2017 - 9:08am
December 11, 2017
Pastor Rick Martin restocks the Free Little Pantry outside the Alexandria First Free Methodist Church. He estimates the pantry serves 3 to 4 people some days and 15-20 people other days. Anyone is welcome to take from it.
 (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Filling a niche: Free Little Pantry dispenses food, toiletries around the clock
December 11, 2017 - 12:31pm
November 14, 2017
Jill Felling Swanstrom loads up a bag with various food items on Friday, Nov. 10. Volunteers helped pack 2,000 bags of food for 450 students across Douglas and Pope Counties, so that students in need would have food to take home over Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Volunteers attack hunger over the holidays
November 14, 2017 - 8:19am
October 3, 2017
Kris Chisholm, fundraising and event coordinator for the local United Way, presents the People's Choice Award to BlackRidgeBANK at the conclusion of the 20th annual United Way Cook-Off Tuesday. Those who attended sampled more than 30 kinds of chili and voted for their favorite. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
BlackRidgeBANK bowls over chili tasters
October 3, 2017 - 2:12pm
January 4, 2017
United Way accepting funding requests
January 4, 2017 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
Volunteers from all around the Osakis community help put food into bags for the Backpack Attack, one of the United Way's 12 community impact programs.
EDITORIAL: Be a superhero; help this cause
November 22, 2016 - 8:00am
About 10 volunteers took to the streets on Wednesday afternoon to raise hunger and homelessness awareness. Following the event was a free soup dinner. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Bringing attention to homelessness
November 22, 2016 - 7:00am
November 16, 2016
Cardboard brigade tackles hunger, homelessness
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
October 5, 2016
Gals from Gardonville channel Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael at their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles chili feed booth, serving up some pizza chili. They won the award for best display. (Contributed)
Superheroes raise money for United Way
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
September 23, 2016
Grants available to supplement emergency food and shelter programs
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
Superheroes assemble at United Way Chili Cook-Off
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am