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United Way

September 10, 2018
Penny Stender, who is a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and works for Bremer Bank, straightens cans of pasta that were bagged up Sunday morning for Backpack Attack. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)play button
Working together to fight hunger (w/ video)
September 10, 2018 - 2:32pm
August 29, 2018
In the Know: Volunteers show our community cares
August 29, 2018 - 11:51am
August 16, 2018
Grants boost diversity, transportation, nonprofits
August 16, 2018 - 8:13am
June 14, 2018
Volunteers help prepare items for distribution at a United Way food drop. (Contributed)
In the Know: When school ends, hunger begins
June 14, 2018 - 8:39am
June 7, 2018
Traveling Tree House is ready to roll
June 7, 2018 - 4:20pm
May 29, 2018
Fight to end local hunger starts today
May 29, 2018 - 1:52pm
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