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We have partnered with the Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne County Emergency Management Agency to bring you the latest updates on COVID-19 in Wayne County.

Please call our Hotline: (330) 263-6363. We are happy to answer any questions regarding the virus and/or the Stay at Home order.

Link to website below:
We Need Your Help!

Consider a donation to the local COVID-19 Fund. These dollars will be used to help those directly impacted by COVID-19. We will be working with our partners for the delivery of needs to the community. Any amount helps! Thank you to everyone who has already donated!
Do you know how to sew? If so please help Wooster Community Hospital, as they are in need of fabric face masks. Please see directions in the link below.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is needed! We are collecting donations of masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other products. Once received we are distributing these products to the appropriate agencies in the community. If you would like to donate, please drop them off at our office, located at:
215 S. Walnut St. Wooster, OH 44691 or call (330) 263-6363.

If you are a non-profit in Holmes or Wayne County and need financial resources to help people, please contact our Executive Director, Katie Koglman.

Join us in welcoming our newest team member: Shelbie Bardall. Shelbie is the Campaign & Project Administrator.

10 Fun Facts About Shelbie:
Describe yourself with one word: Happy
If you were a ghost where would you haunt? Washington D.C. or New York City
If you could live in any period of time when would you choose? 1920's or 1930's
What is one of your favorite words to use? like, gotcha, and okie dokie
One of your favorite places to eat/drink? For coffee- Salt Creek Cafe in Fredericksburg and for food- Tj's in Wooster
What brings a smile to your face? My 3 year old Dachshund Lilly
What is your theme song? Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
What do you want to be when you grow up 😊? An Interior Designer
Who inspires you? My Grandpa
What is your favorite quote? "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter J.K. Rowling
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 March Blotter here.
Call (330) 263-6363 for help/ local resources.
Upcoming Events
Reading Under the Lights:

Triway LSD event cancelled

Northwestern LSD event cancelled

Rittman Event will be virtual. More info to come.

Annual Meeting: Postponed until June 17, 2020. More information to come.

Heart and Sole 5K/10K/Half-Marathon:
August 1, 2020.

The Library that Dolly Built Movie Screening: Postponed until September 2020. More information to come.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program that provides FREE books to children ages zero to their fifth birthday. Children receive a free book in the mail every month. United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties is the local affiliate that funds this program along with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.

Goodnight with Dolly: Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing together children and families everywhere with Goodnight with Dolly a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. Dolly will be reading a bedtime story starting at 7PM on select dates. Tune in to view
What do you like best about Spring?
Birds Chirping
I Hate Spring