United Way Hits Goal with 100 Heroes Effort
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:01:22 EST

It appeared as though they would never reach their goal, but The United Way of Northeast Michigan not only met, but surpassed it's fundraising effort with the "100 Heroes Program".

The idea was if 100 individuals, or business operators made a 1-hundred dollar ($100.00) contribution, the United Way fundraising goal of 2-hundred 15 thousand dollars ($215,000.00) would be met.

The final total in the public fundraising portion of the campaign was nearly 2-hundred 17 thousand dollars ($216,982.00), something Campaign Chairpersons Alison and Steve Jakubcin were thankful for.

Alison Jakubcin saying "Me and my husband and the entire United Way board are excited, and it's much appreciated from the community and all the support they've given us.". Steve added "It's nice to know that we're helping those 15 service agencies plus all the mini grants that we're able to do throughout the year."

Steve adding that final numbers are still coming in and anything additional would be added to next years campaign, but there were more than 100 heroes who stepped forward.

The campaign kicks off each year in September and runs into February which was extended a bit to try to hit the goal. When that appeared to not be the case, the 100 Heroes concept was implemented. A little over a week later, 10-thousand dollars was raised and in the process, the overall goal surpassed.

The United Way of Northeast Michigan serves Alcona, Alpena and Montmorency Counties and a network of fifteen human service agencies and various other mini grant funded programs and initiatives.


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