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United Way Centennial Volunteer Club Now 100 Members Strong

Beth McDougall of Cedar Rapids was the 100th Eastern Iowan who pledged 100 volunteer hours this year. Congrats and thank you! She answered a few questions for us Question: Why did you decide to join the club? Beth: A couple of reasons made

Posted in Centennial, News, Volunteering

Quarton Society Spotlight: Important “to teach my kids to pay it forward”

We apologize for the incorrect link in the May 28, 2014 Quarton enewsletter.  To view Kate Beihl’s spotlight, please click here.  Occasionally, we spotlight a Quarton Society member. This spotlight features Christine Naxera, who works at Mercy Medical Center (To nominate a Quarton Member to

Posted in Quarton Society Spotlight, United Way of East Central Iowa

Mount Mercy Offers Scholarship to Iowa Students Whose Annual Family Income is $45,000 or less

Free tuition puts a college education in reach. Education shouldn’t be a luxury; that’s why Mount Mercy University is making it affordable for even more Iowans. It’s what Catherine McAuley believed was right in 1827, and it’s what Mount Mercy

Posted in News, United Way of East Central Iowa

Would you need special assistance during an emergency? Register with the Special Needs Registry

People who might have the need for special assistance during an emergency can register with the Special Needs Registry.  Around 1,400 people are registered in Linn and Benton counties. To find out if you can register call United Way 2-1-1.

Posted in 211, United Way of East Central Iowa

Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capital in February 2014

Representatives Art Staed and Dave Jacoby, Sue Driscoll of United Way of East Central Iowa and Patti Fields from United Way of Johnson County, attending the Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capital in February 2014. There was discussion about volunteer

Posted in News, United Way of East Central Iowa, Volunteering

United Way 2-1-1 connects caller to help with broken furnace during cold Iowa day

Dorothy Gordon recounts how 2-1-1 connected her during the cold winter of February 2014. Video not playing or can’t watch right now? Try the transcript below: I woke up around 6 in the morning and it was getting pretty chilly

Posted in 211, HACAP, News, United Way of East Central Iowa

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