WE FIGHT FOR
FINANCIAL STABILITY & BASIC NEEDS
Help people to be independent
Caring for neighbors is key to a strong community. United Way is committed to helping families become more financially stable. Through our partner programs and services, we position people for a better, brighter tomorrow by helping with emergency and transitional housing, transportation, and basic needs— food, shelter, safety from violence or abuse, advocacy support and more.
United Way visits with each agency to see how each one is using your donations. We visited with Jo Bittner at Polk County DAC, to see how they use the two new industrial shredders that the Crookston United Way helped fund. Chelsey, an employee, was so happy shredding. All clients get paid for doing this job by the pound. Jo says, “The clients run in the morning to get to a shredder, they love to do that job.“ The Polk County DAC promotes and supports individuals with developmental disabilities in acquiring, improving and maintaining enjoyment and quality of life through person centered programming.
United Way of Crookston also has funded 10 locked containers for businesses to put their papers in for shredding. DAC has joined forces with DocuShred in working together on referrals. DAC also runs a successful annual campaign each year.