Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, agency partners and the community we serve.
United Way of Marathon County is closely watching the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and assessing the situation daily, following all recommendations from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control and Marathon County Health Department. In conjunction with local health officials, we are working to slow the spread of the person-to-person transmission, particularly those who are most vulnerable to infection and severe disease. Please be assured we are focused on providing continued service to the community. We are currently involved in conversations with community partners to address emerging community needs issues.
If you are looking for more information regarding resources, information and referrals dial 211 or visit https://www.unitedwaymc.org/get-help
We are following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control when it comes to gatherings. We have postponed our Annual RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 2, 2020, Power of the Purse fundraiser on May 4, 2020 and Smack Hunger on May 13, 2020. We are also postponing the following events:
- Non-Profit Board Training on March 16 & 23, 2020
- Emerging Leaders Luncheon on March 17, 2020
- RSVP- Aging & Sleep Seminar on March 18, 2020
- Secrets of Happy Retirement Seminar on March 18, 2020
- RSVP- Using Hand Only CPR Class on March 24, 2020
- AARP has made the decision to close their tax preparation sites statewide, including services in Marathon County. At this time, there is no plan to reschedule these appointments.
Community closets: The Career Closet and Rebecca’s closet will be closed until further notice. We will not be accepting donations at this time. For emergency requests through Rebecca’s closet please call Sarah Tifft at 715-298-5712.
Funded Partners: Please keep us informed of any program challenges that may result from this situation.
Community members and donors: We appreciate your continued investment in United Way as we fight for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in our community.
We will continue to share information as it becomes available through our website and on social media.
Jeff Sargent, Executive Director
Jim Waldron, President