Remenschneider said the community will be challenged to reach a stretch goal for the campaign, to offset some of the difficult yet necessary government funding cuts to many critical programs.
“Everyone in Michigan is being asked to sacrifice as we work to bring our economy back around,” Remenschneider said. “Moving Michigan forward requires some difficult legislative funding cuts. It should be no surprise that some of United Way’s community partners are facing reductions in funding to critical programs in the impact areas of health, education and financial stability. These are programs that have demonstrated results.”
Remenschneider said he is optimistic that the campaign — which last year exceeded a $1.9 million goal by raising more than $2 million — can continue to grow.
“We have a strong and growing base of support among our campaign companies in Ottawa County,” he said.
Remenschneider also noted that more companies have signed on as campaign sponsors this year than last — with Huntington Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Grand Haven Tribune and The Holland Sentinel as Platinum sponsors.
For more information on giving or volunteering, visit www.ottawaunitedway.org, or call 842-7130.
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