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Letter to the Editor

Support United Way in 2019

Dear Editor,

   During the last few years, as a board member of The United Way of Hardin County, I have been so pleased with the support we have received from our county residents and business.  Hardin County people taking care of Hardin County people!   

  In the words by Nelson Mandela,  "It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it" is an immeasurable characteristic of Hardin County! With your assistance, United Way can continue to fulfill it's mission, mobilizing the caring power of our community. Through the communities support, our 21 non-profit agencies are able to continue the many services provided to our residents.

  So, once again, I am reaching out for United Way support in the 2019 campaign.  When you support United Way, you are also investing in the strength and future of our communities. Any donation or pledge, small or large is greatly appreciate and will fulfill our investment! 

   Our partner agencies are dedicated to continue their work providing leadership programs, youth scholarships, housing the homeless, transporting and care for seniors, mentoring children, feeding the hungry, providing services in cases of disaster or abuse, improving general health and safety of our citizens and many other valuable programs.  I'm so proud and amazed of all the services they provide for our county!

   We are now in the midst of the United Way 2018 campaign, "Red, White & U, United We Can".  The campaign team is making great efforts to reach out to each and every individual, business and industry.  We cannot do this alone. We must become united. The United Way of Hardin County needs your help to fulfill our mission and to create a better world! 

   We are thankful to those businesses which,  provide pretax payroll deductions for United Way.  If this is available to you, please specify your option for United Way of Hardin County. Direct donations may be mailed to United Way of Hardin County, 225 S Detroit St, Kenton, Ohio 43326.  Another easy option is through the website.

   For questions or additional information, contact the United Way director, Darlene Foreman, 419-675-1860.

Today, I ask you to please support your local United Way of Hardin County in order to continue our partner's valuable programs. United WE CAN make a difference and create a better world for all who live in it!

Thank you!


Merleen Barnes

President, United Way of Hardin County