Impact Stories

For more than a century, we have continually evolved to respond to the most pressing challenges facing our community and deliver on a core promise: create opportunity for all.

 

The people we help come from differing backgrounds and situations. In the end, our goal is the same for all who we help. To provide answers to the problems many do not want to face. Watch the stories below of how we have helped those who need the most help.

John’s Story
When John was diagnosed with ALS, he didn’t let his illness keep him from doing the things he loves. Courage Kenny, partly funded by United Way, connected him to Mike, who goes biking with him often. Today he continues to live his life doing the things he loves and praises the role that the organizations play in helping those with disabilities.

Dakota’s Story
Dakota was in need of guidance while growing up. Mentorship from Peter and the Superior YMCA along with a stay at the Challenge Academy helped him earn his GED. When he realized the positive steps he took were paid off, his next goal was to graduate with his class at Superior Senior High School.

Krystal’s Story
After Krystal battled addiction and homelessness, the Salvation Army and United Way helped her get back on her feet. This allowed her to be there for her daughter and go back to school. Today, she is thriving and working for a company doing machine tooling and setting life goals for herself.

Jerry’s Story
Jerry is passionate about volunteering. His work with the Community Partners program in Two Harbors allows him to help seniors get to their medical appointments. The funding that is provided by United Way helps organizations like Community Partners make a difference in peoples’ lives. For those who volunteer and those it directly helps.

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