United Way of Clallam County sets sights on $1 million fundraising goal
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Tammy Rux from Wells Fargo Bank, a United Way board member and the chair for the Sequim campaign, poses after volunteering at Gerhardt Park in Sequim on the Day of Caring.

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PORT ANGELES — United Way of Clallam County aims to raise $1 million to give to area nonprofits during its 61st annual fund drive.

The drive, kicked off on the Day of Caring on Sept. 14, has the theme “We Are United.”

Projects for the Day of Caring, coordinated by Port Angeles City Councilman Patrick Downie, brought out 209 volunteers at 11 sites across the county who together donated 809 hours of volunteer service valued at more than $16,000.

Yearly mobilization

This key group of volunteers provides leadership and direction to the annual campaign, recruits volunteers and gets the community mobilized in raising local funds that stay in the community.

Soon, many United Way volunteers will be wearing their Live United T-shirts and asking colleagues and community members to make an investment to change lives.

The campaign chairman this year is Buck Gieseke of Integrity One Home Mortgages Inc.

“When we are actively involved, we see firsthand the difference we can make and become more than donors; we become community investors,” he said.

The individual campaigns and the volunteers leading them as members of United Way's Campaign Cabinet are:

■ Port Angeles Business campaigns will be guided by Amelia Andaleon of Andaleon & Associates.

■ The Port Angeles campaign will be led by Lisa Meyer of US Bank.

■ Tammy Rux from Wells Fargo Bank is chairing the Sequim campaign.

■ Julie Sell and Rich Newman are co-chairing the Olympic Medical Center Employees Combined Fund Drive.

■ County Auditor Patty Rosand and Iva Burks, director of county Health and Human Services, will lead the Clallam County employee effort.

■ Sequim's Brown Maloney of KONP Radio is chairing the Olympic Club leadership giving portion of the campaign.

■ Nina Pitts from Peninsula College is coordinating the Washington State Employees Combined Fund Drive.

■ Travis Berglund of First Federal is chairing the Corporate Gifts Committee.

■ Christi Baron of the city of Forks will champion the Forks campaign.

■ Dave Bingham from the Crescent School District will lead the Joyce campaign.

■ Patricia Hutson, Clallam Bay fire chief, will guide the Clallam Bay/Sekiu drive.

United Way of Clallam County provides funding year-round to 23 local partner agencies and four Community Solutions Initiatives.

For information about this year's campaign or how to get involved, contact Jody Moss, director, or Scott Brandon of United Way at 360-457-3011.

Last modified: September 25. 2013 5:44PM
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