Volume 0221 | February 2021
Your monthly news & updates
Welcome to the United Way of West Central Minnesota's monthly e-newsletter. Going forward, our hope is this newsletter will be a valuable resource for community members and donors to remain informed and up to date regarding your United Way.

During these uncertain times, it is our hope that this newsletter finds you safe and well. We are all in this together! In this newsletter, we have put together information that we believe is pertinent, and that will help all of you remain in the loop as we navigate these new and uncharted waters. This newsletter will be the first of many monthly updates for our communities.

In this issue, we will introduce you to our new blog post featuring Kevin Dietrich, the Executive director of the United Way of West Central Minnesota. We will also provide you with a fantastic resource, MyFreeTaxes.com, which provides tax preparation and submission services at absolutely no charge. We will share with you details about our new grant process and how to apply, as well as share with you our plans for a fresh website makeover that will hopefully make it a more valuable resource for everyone. We invite you to peruse this newsletter, and as always, please feel free to contact our team with any questions or needs you may have.
2021 Financial Grants
In an effort to better serve our local communities, our board has been working to revamp our grant process. Learn more about the changes, as well as access for your organization to apply.

MyFreeTaxes
MyFreeTaxes is a resource of the United Way in partnership with the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that provides free tax preparation and filing for no cost. Click below to learn more, or to take advantage of this excellent resource.

Website Changes Coming
Keep an eye on our website as we work to revamp it to be more effective and more useful for our friends and neighbors. We will be working on these updates through the coming weeks so stay tuned!
Meet Kevin!
Executive Director, Kevin Dietrich
Kevin Dietrich took the helm as Executive Director at the onset of a global pandemic that changed the way we all must live and work. Learn more about Kevin and his passion for leading the United Way of West Central Minnesota through this unprecedented time.