I have served on the United Way Board for several years and am so proud to do so!
At the beginning of the global pandemic, the United Way Board held some virtual meetings to see how we could best help people in our community. Under the suggestion and guidance of our Executive Director, the Board decided to restructure the use of our pillar grant funds to create a COVID-19 Relief Fund, which would help support the local school districts in our area as well as two emergency financial assistance programs.
Speaking specifically for the School District of Fort Atkinson (SDFA), the funds have been used to help feed children in the community and to offset additional costs for children and parents. I am in a profession that deals with these children and I have heard from several parents about how wonderful the breakfast/lunch service program was that was delivered to their homes during the school closure!
In a time of need, the United Way is there to help and serve. I am proud that we were able to do this to help so many people. Thank you to all of those people that donated money to the United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund and gave us the ability to help others in the greater Fort Atkinson community.
United Way Board Member
Principal, Luther Elementary School (School District of Fort Atkinson)