Community Paper

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UNITED WAY MISSION STATEMENT: To strengthen our community through leadership in mobilizing resources to meet human care needs in Champaign County. SERVICES OFFERED: Helped build new building for Frances Nelson Health Center, helps prepare children for kindergarten, support Champaign County’s alleviate hunger initiative, host soup kitchens, help rally volunteers for different events, help raise money to donate to different events, and many more. LINKS TO AGENCY: United Way has a website people can go to: www.uwayhelps.org They are located at 404 West Church Champaign, IL and their phone number is 217-352-5151. United Way is out in the community at events to raise awareness about the need for volunteers and donations. SUMMARY: I went to the building on Church St. and met with Marissa Wolfe. She was very helpful and answered all questions that I had. I picked up lots of brochures and even a calendar that helps parents prepare their children for kindergarten. I also received a helpful community resource list that gives phone numbers-anything from youth programs to legal services. It is convenient to carry with you because it is wallet size. Being in the healthcare field people have many questions about things that I can not answer, so it is nice to have a phone number to give them to get their questions answered. The website was very user friendly also. SALVATION ARMY MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. SERVICES OFFERED: Salvation Army of Champaign has a food pantry, clothing/housewares thrift store that low income families can receive vouchers for,

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