United Way affiliates, their needs are listed|
|The United Way of Langlade County has kicked off its drive for 2014 funds, with a goal of $55,000 to aid 13 affiliates.|
Brochures and pledge cards are available at local financial institutions and at Langlade Hospital. To request more information, contact Jennifer Schlundt at 715 623-9557.
A look at three of the affiliates follows:
LANGLADE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS
Everyone knows the importance of the first responder when an emergency happens, but it is seldom that the organizations that support the first responders get recognition. The Langlade County Association of Emergency Medical Services in partnership with a grant from the United Way has provided the emergency medical responders of Langlade County the training and equipment needed to train and maintain their first responder’s skills.
There is a great time and financial burden placed upon the responders to maintain their skills. The United Way’s funding provides that required training. At 40 hours per year the training requirements can stress the ability of the first responder to maintain their skills. The funds from the United Way also equip the responders with the basic medical equipment to aid in an emergency.
To assist in the training the association provides monthly trainings and provides valuable current conferences to ensure that the responders are kept informed of the latest procedures and medical training available.
Without the United Way’s assistance there would be a reduction in the available personnel in the case of an emergency
LANGLADE ADULT DAY CARE PROGRAM
Langlade Adult Day Program provides a day service to individuals that live within the community. Many participants would not be able to stay in their homes without a safe place to come for the day.
The Adult Day Program provides respite to family members that provide care in their homes. Staff at the center provide assistance with activities of daily living, a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Without the day service program many participants would either become institutionalized or require home care at a much higher rate of pay.
The program receive funding from The United Way for programing.
As a recipient of the Langlade County United Way program, the Antigo Salvation Army is most appreciative.
Each year the Salvation Army receives more requests for emergency assistance than it can provide. Funds from the United Way provide much needed help for some of the less fortunate families and individuals in the Langlade County area. Last year over 580 Langlade County residents were able to receive help with rent, utilities, transportation, medical and other emergency needs. The United Way is helping the Salvation Army provide those services.
When you "Live United" you can be assured that your contributions go to the agencies that need it most. With careful screening and oversight, your donation is assured of being used appropriately and to the benefit of Langlade County. The Salvation Army supports and encourages all others to "Live United" Please consider donating to the Langlade County United Way either through payroll deductions or a check to the annual campaign,
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