For the past several years, United Way of East Central Iowa has offered campaign prizes to our donors thanks to the generous gifts from local organization. In 2013, we added another prize to encourage volunteering. During the 2013 United Way campaign Nordstrom Direct donated a $250 gift card to one lucky winner to help promote volunteerism in our community. Nordstrom partnered with the United Way to offer a drawing for individuals who sign up for the United Way’s Volunteer Newsletter.
On Dec. 3, 2013, United Way and Nordstrom surprised the lucky winner at her office. Melanie Bruening is a Customer Care Supervisor with Iowa SourceMedia Group. After signing up for the United Way Volunteer Newsletter, Melanie became aware of a local volunteer opportunity and is now volunteering for Young Parents Network, a United Way community partner. Congratulations Melanie and thank you for volunteering and making a difference in our community!