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Seward County United Way Surpasses Goal

KSCB News - February 12, 2016 10:03 am

The 2016 Seward County United Way Campaign has surpassed its goal of $340,000 with donations still coming in according McKensie Hood, executive director.

“We are still accepting donations and have several upcoming events that will contribute to the 2016 Campaign. We will announce a final number our Annual Meeting on March 8th,” she said.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results of my first campaign and I am truly thankful for each and every donor and volunteer. Travis Combs, my campaign chair and Lynn Wilson, my campaign co-chair have helped immensely since our kickoff event,” said Hood. “Without a doubt, the bulk of the appreciation goes to each campaign coordinator at local businesses, our 26 agencies and every single person in our community that gave to Seward County United Way. Each and every one of you has truly impacted our community for the better.”

Hood was excited to announce several significant increases in payroll deduction campaigns. Southwest Medical Center employees surpassed their goal and gave $11,043. Dillons, Southern Office Supply, Black Hills Energy, Byron Bird & Associate, Community Bank, Hay, Rice & Associates, LARC/DVS, Seward County, Stepping Stones Shelter and Sunflower Bank each increased their employee giving for the 2016 campaign. One of the campaigns that showed the biggest increase this year was the employees at the National Beef Packing Plant.

National Beef employees have increased their giving by $8115.48 from the previous year. They have really worked hard on their campaign this year. “We have really seen an increase in giving in the new hire orientation classes. This year National Beef had 76 percent employee participation with a total giving of $197,500. I believe this year is a growing year for United Way and National Beef’s relationship. We have become more involved in giving back to the employees and have enjoyed getting to know employees on a personal level,” said Hood. Seward County United Way board members and agency representatives served the National Beef Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in 2015.


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