VAN WERT – We are living in unprecedented times. The impact of the global pandemic can be felt throughout our community. The United Way of Van Wert County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people and organizations within the county to advance the common good.

"We are here for you. Now. In this moment of need," said United Way Director Vicki Smith. "Now more than ever, it is important to pull together to make a difference. Even in these uncertain times, we must remain united - #AlwaysUnited."

Fundraising will look different this year, said Smith.

"Sharing our needs with business and industry organizations may be limited," she noted. "Our events may look different. But there will still be many opportunities for you to participate, at your comfort level."

The United Way of Van Wert County announced its first fundraising opportunity, a yard sign fundraiser, as their kick-off event created for the 2020 #AlwaysUnited campaign. To buy your yard sign with a credit or debit card, please go to the United Way Facebook Page or unitedwayvanwert.org website. You may also call the office at 419-238-6689 to speak to a staff member.

"Your continued involvement in United Way fundraisers is critical to help those in need and serve our local 34 partner agencies," said Smith.

The United Way of Van Wert County was established in 1922 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.