2/11/14 – 11:18 A.M.

What do you think the biggest quality of life issue is in Hancock County? You can let the United Way of Hancock County know in a series of conversations. Director John Urbanski says the organization wants to hear from a wide variety of people…

Audio: John Urbanski

Urbanski says the assesment of community needs began with a survey in the fall. Now they’re talking to small groups to really drill down into what services or programs might be needed locally…

Audio: John Urbanski

Urbanski says the last time they did a community needs assesment like this, it led to the creation of the HATS program for transportation.

If you’re interested in participating in one of the sessions, call (419)423-1432.

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1/29/14 – 4:58 A.M.

The United Way of Hancock County is celebrating a record breaking fundraising campaign. The agency reports this year’s efforts netted just over $3 million, up 5.5% from last year. Combined with the additional $95,000 raised for the Halt Hunger Initiative and the amount topped $3.1 million.

The money collected will be distributed to programs and services through a series of grants that will be reviewed by people who serve on volunteer impact teams.

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