Marathon County Leaders Meet to Help Those in Need

By: Colin Mayfield Email
By: Colin Mayfield Email

In an economy that’s recovering, those with the most needs sometimes don’t get the most attention. That’s why agencies like the United Way, and the Marathon County Hunger Coalition came together to discuss how to meet the counties needs.

With the turn of the new year, the annual meeting takes a look at what needs were not met in 2012, and how to meet those needs in the new year.

In this day and age, these community members realize the need to work together to solve these type of issues, and that’s why there’s no time like the present to collaborate.

Julie Grip, a part of United Way’s 2-1-1 explained, “We’ve seen basic needs go up in the last 4 to 5 years due to the recession. However, this is why we meet because we see the need and the value of these programs.”

Another problem tackled in the meeting today, and easier way to link people with the resources that they need.

One way to do that is by calling United Way’s free and confidential hotline at 2-1-1.

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