Community Need Exceeds United Way Resources Available

MINOT, ND –  Souris Valley United Way is nearing the end of the 2017 Fall Campaign and they need help from the community to reach this goal. Danielle Rued, Campaign Coordinator announced the campaign has reached 47% of the goal with one more month to go.
Souris Valley United Way is seeing a decrease in donations while the needs of the community continue to grow. The decrease in annual giving will have a significant impact on the funding available to twenty- five local non-profit programs which rely on support from the United Way.
“Everyone needs a place to turn when faced with tough times, and United Way is at the core of our community’s most important programs to help people in need,” said Rich Berg, Executive Director.  “United Way strives to be a stable source of income for local programs so the non-profits can focus on people and services.”
Berg is asking the community to contribute to their Holiday Hope campaign which can be found on their website at  
Donations stay right here to support 25+ local programs. Dolly Parton Imagination Library program provides 2,335 children between the ages of 0-5 a monthly gift of reading.  A donation for just $25 will support one child for a year.  
Minot Backpack Buddies program provides 192 children in need, weekend supplemental nutrition during the school year. Currently 1,000 children could receive this support. The program cannot grow without donations. A gift of $360 gives a child in need 6 meals and snacks each week during the school year.
Berg urged the community, “to LIVE UNITED and make a donation today and to help us reach Minot’s need of $675,000 by the end of campaign, January 31st.”
Donations can also be mailed to 1941 4th Street SW, Minot, ND  58701.
For more information visit or call 701.839.2994.