By Beacon Staff
The Burlington/West Burlington United Way campaign is underway through Nov. 30, and the money raised will be donated to 12 area agencies.
A 20-member campaign cabinet and more than 350 area volunteers will work together to achieve the campaign goal of $430,021. The funds raised will be distributed in the 2021 calendar year, with the campaign theme “Supporting. Together. United.”
Contributions to the local campaign stay in the community, with 99 percent of each donation benefiting area residents. The remaining 1 percent is budgeted for staff training, license fees, and for the universal logo and materials that cannot be purchased locally.
That money is given to 12 local human service and health care agencies caring for clients and needy families in a 40-mile radius service area.
The 12 charities the Burlington/West Burlington United Way serves are Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services, Boy Scouts Mississippi Valley Council, Burlington Area YMCA, Burlington Homeless Shelter, Crime Stoppers of Greater Burlington, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Hope Haven Development Center, Iowa Legal Aid, Partners, The Nest of Des Moines County, The Salvation Army, and Young House Family Services.
More than 50,000 citizens in the 40-mile radius service area used the programs and services.
To donate, contact Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way, Inc., 218 North 3rd Street, Suite 217, Burlington, Iowa 52601; call (319) 752-7831, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website at http://www.unitedwayburlingtonia.org.