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Kent Roth Leads United Way

Goal For 2007 Campaign: $340,000


Thirty-three agencies, one more than last year, are included in the 2007 Fulton County United Way.

The goal this year, $340,000, is the same as 2006.

Kent Roth, Archbold, continues to serve as UW Board of Director president.

There is one new agency, the Community Care Program. It provides assistance to families struggling from a major illness.

Also new to the UW is the Associate Agencies category. Included are three agencies: Delta Community Fire Company, Epilepsy Center, and the Kidney Foundation.

Persons wanting a contribution to go to an Associate Agency must designate the agency on the pledge form.

Included in the Nurturing Strong Communities category are the following agencies: American Red Cross/Fulton County, Community Care Program, Fine Arts Council, First Call for Help/2-1-1, Hands of Grace, RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program), and Shalom Ministries.

In Helping Kids Succeed are AYA-The Archbold Outback, Big Brothers/Sisters, Boy and Girl Scouts, Evergreen Youth Association, Fulton County Health Department STAMP and TAP programs, Imagination Library, “Pack” to School Program, and Pettisville School Foundation.

Promoting Health and Wellness includes Cancer Care Program, Centennial Therapeutic Riding Center, Fulton County Health Department cancer screening, Hospice of Fulton/Williams Counties, and Recovery Service of NW Ohio (formerly Five County Alcoholprogram).

Developing Family and Life Skills includes Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Community Pregnancy Center, Four County Family Center, Lutheran Social Services, Women and Family Services.

Included in Fostering Self- Sufficiency are Alano Club, Delta Community Outreach, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Northwest Ohio Community Action, Salvation Army, Triangular Processing and Wauseon FISH.

Board Of Directors

Community representatives serving as UW Board of Directors, in addition to Roth, are Peggy Volkman, Wauseon, first vice-president; Kathy Bechstein, second vice-present, Pettisville, Roxanna Curtin, treasurer, Swanton and Linda Lucas, secretary, Fayette.

Others on the board are Mark Hagans and Garrett Tinsman, Archbold; Jim Mc Bride, Manette Seady and Frank Wilton, all of Delta; Cherrie Spiess, Fayette, and Larry Restivo, Wauseon.

Gina Saaf, Swanton, is the UW executive director.


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