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United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties Quarterly Newsletter
2019 Stanley's Cup Award winner: United Titanium

Pictured Above, Left to Right: Don Noble, Pat Simpson, Katie Koglman, Mike Reardon, and Pam Zanone.
Latest & Greatest

2019 Annual Meeting: Due to COVID-19 our meeting was held virtually. We appreciate your understanding and your support during this time.

Link to annual report: 2019 Annual Report
Link to video: 2019 Annual Meeting Video
Link to photos: Flicker


Our 2020 Campaign kicks off, August 1st! Our goal is $1.5 Million.

COVID-19
We have raised $164,350.62 for the COVID-19 fund. This money will help with rent and mortgage assistance, food assistance, and utility assistance for those who are effected by COVID-19. Since March we have helped Wayne County Health Department and The Wayne County EMA in answering 840 phone calls pertaining to COVID-19.
First Annual Wacky Quacky Duck Derby
2020 has been a wacky year! We want to celebrate the wackiness and raise money in a fun and virtual way! The first ever Wacky Quacky Duck Derby will be held on September 20, 2020 in a pond near you. The good news - you don't have to be there to win! All you have to do is adopt a duck or two or six! Once adopted, we will send you a link to view your duck name and racing number - along with their race time. We will also send you the link for YouTube live to watch your duck in action. First Place will receive $500.00, Second Place will receive $200.00, Third Place will receive $100.00, and Fourth through Sixth Place will receive consolation prizes!

Love books?
We do too!
Did you know you can sponsor a child for $25? One child will receive free monthly books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Text: FREEBOOKS To: 44321.
Enroll your child ages 0-5 Here or call our number at (330) 263 - 6363

If you are a non-profit in Holmes or Wayne County and need financial resources to help community members, please contact our Executive Director, Katie Koglman via email: Katie@uwwh.org
Spotlight
Barb Basler is the Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist at Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes Counties.
Barb helped answer 840 questions pertaining to COVID-19.


10 Fun Facts About Barbara:

Describe yourself with one word: Considerate
If you were a ghost where would you haunt? Badlands National Park; it would be interesting to see what other ghosts would be there from different periods of time
If you could live in any period of time when would you choose? 1940’s – a difficult but truly amazing time in history
What is one of your favorite words to use?  Appreciate
One of your favorite places to eat/drink?   Home – we come up with some interesting meals
What brings a smile to your face? Spending time with family and friends
What is your theme song?  Believe by Brooks and Dunn (maybe more of a reminder than a theme song??)
What do you want to be when you grow up 😊?  Traveler/adventurer – looking forward to some big adventures!
Who inspires you?  My husband. When faced with a life-altering event, he remained positive and hopeful, and never gave up.
What is your favorite quote? “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm” Winston Churchill
W.H.I.R.E. BLOTTER
The WHIRE Blotter is a catalog of all the calls we receive on W.H.I.R.E.
(Wayne Holmes Information Referral Exchange) Hotline. Read May Blotter Here.
Call (330) 263-6363 for help/ local resources.
Upcoming Events
Read Across Woo: All summer long in Wooster!

Annual Meeting: Virtual Meeting

Wacky, Quacky Duck Derby:
September 20, 2020 2 PM
Purchase your duck for $10
Cheer on your duck from the comfort of your own home, Adopt a duck today!


What is the best part of Summer?
Summer nights, campfires, and smores
Swimming
Fresh fruits and veggies from the garden
The summer heat