FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2013

United Way of Dane county is providing $1,000 dollars’ worth of debit and gas cards to help buy gas for a group from the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.  The group leaves today to help their Boys and Girls Club family in tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma.

“We are committed to changing the human condition in our community whether that community is near or far we are here,” says Leslies Ann Howard, President and CEO of United Way of Dane County. “We are honored to be able to provided assistance to Boys and Girls Club to reach our neighbors in Oklahoma. Our hearts and blessing are with the Boys and Girls Club and the citizens of Moore.”

The team will travel 850 miles to bring supplies and other assistance to the many children who are homeless in Moore following the massive tornado there earlier this week.

An estimated 95 percent of the children from the Moore Boys and Girls Club are now homeless.  Preventing homelessness, increasing community safety and agency partnership are part of our community’s Agenda for Change.

To give to the United Way Disaster Tornado Relief Fund

Log onto www.unitedway.org/rebuild or Text REBUILD to 52000 to donate $10.00. For more information about this fund visit http://www.unitedway.org/pages/oklahoma-tornado-relief-concert

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Our Community’s Agenda for Change

EDUCATION

  • Students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.
  • Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.

 SAFETY

  • There is a decrease in family homelessness.
  • There is a reduction in violence toward individuals and families.

 HEALTH

  • People’s health issues are identified and treated early.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes.

United Way engages our community mobilizes volunteers and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives.

About United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County is addressing the underlying causes of community issues through our community’s Agenda for Change—seven goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Safety and Health that our community identified as most critical to changing lives and strengthening Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we are achieving measurable results toward making our community better educated, safer, and healthier. United Way provides organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate, and volunteer to change the human condition in Dane County.