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United Way of Wabash Valley looking for volunteers

Thursday, October 9, 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- United Way of the Wabash Valley is looking for volunteers to help evaluate how best to distribute campaign donor dollars to meet human service needs in the Wabash Valley.

Volunteers are needed to serve as members of the funding review panels during the 2009 agency program review process.

Volunteers who serve on the UWWV funding review panels recommend to the United Way Fund Distribution Committee and, ultimately to the United Way Board of Directors, how the funds raised in the United Way campaign should be used for the greatest benefit to the people of the Wabash Valley and how the money should actually be distributed to nearly 100 health and human service programs of the United Way member agencies.

The time commitment for participation in this year's review process is early January through mid-February.

During the period, volunteers will meet five or six times, usually for two hours per session.

All meetings are held in the early evening. Some extra time will also be necessary to visit an agency and their appropriate health and human service programs.

All United Way donors are eligible to serve on funding review panels. More than 100 volunteers are needed for this process.

United Way of the Wabash Valley's partner agencies and their health and human service programs cover six counties of the Wabash Valley, including Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark in Illinois.

For more information or to volunteer, visit www.uwwv.org and fill out a conflict-of-interest form located under "Fund Distribution." Those interested may also contact Mark Johnson, Community Impact Director, at 812-235-6287, Ext. 15, or by e-mail at mark.johnson@unitedway.org, or write to the United Way of the Wabash Valley at PO Box 3094, Terre Haute, 47803.



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