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United Way’s top supporters honored; many from Perham

United Way has recognizes its top donors of 2013 in Otter Tail County.

Raising funds for more than 30 programs to improve lives in the county is United Way’s goal. The annual campaign invites people and businesses from the area to donate to United Way. United Way then funds programs that focus on education, health and financial stability – three building blocks of improving lives.

Next Wednesday, Jan. 15, United Way will hold a Community Impact Luncheon to recognize the organization’s top donors and volunteers. The top supporters will be honored in four Community Champion areas:

-Top Corporate Awards (top business/corporation donations): KLN, Service Food Market, Otter Tail Corporation, Great Plains Natural Gas Company, and Security State Bank.

-Top Employee Campaign (highest percentage of employee participation): Otter Tail Power, Lake Region Health Care, Otter Tail County, Pelican Rapids Public Schools, and Sanford Health.

-Top Volunteers (with United Way campaign and initiatives): Mick Siems, VJ Block, Jill Shipman, Catherine Barner, Frank Wines, and Sam Ross.

-Committed to Improving Community Award: Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham Health, Otter Tail Power, Bremer Bank Fergus Falls, Lake Region Health Care, US Bank, West Central Initiative, Service Food Market, Target, Bremer Bank Perham, and Walmart.

United Way supporters are invited to attend the luncheon. RSVP to Christi Stoll at or call 770-9406 by Jan. 9. The event will take place at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls from 11:30 a.m. – 1p.m.

For more information about United Way, visit