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Perham Area United Way Campaign Kicks Off With A S35,000 Goal

Volunteers, non-profit program managers and donors were on-hand to help United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena counties kick off the Perham Area United Way Campaign at Heart of the Lakes Elementary school.

Lori Matfield, with United Community Bank in Perham, is the 2018 incoming President for United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties. (submitted photo).
Lori Matfield, with United Community Bank in Perham, is the 2018 incoming President for United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties. (submitted photo).

Volunteers, non-profit program managers and donors were on-hand to help United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena counties kick off the Perham Area United Way Campaign at Heart of the Lakes Elementary school.

This event was one of many for the four-month fundraising drive to raise money for more than 40 local health and human service programs serving residents in Otter Tail ard Wadena counties.

"By giving to United Way you are supporting programs that are helping people and improving social conditions right here in our local communities, more than 54,000 people are served annually through the campaign ... that means nearly every resident is touched by a United Way program," said 2008 incoming United Way President Lori Mattfeld, employee of United Community Bank and resident of Perham.

"Your one gift to United Way helps seniors remain in their homes, provides food, shelter and clothing to those in need, mentors our youth, councils and strengthens our families and provides so many other services to people here in our communities," added Mattfeld.

For a listing of programs and initiatives funded by the United Way of Otter Tail County or to make a contribution to United Way, call the United Way office at, 218-736-5147 (Fergus Falls) or 218-770-9406 (Perham) or go to www.uwotw.org .

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