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Mayor designates United Way Week

posted: August 8th, 2018

Mayor Proclomation

Photo (L to R): Mayor Jeff Bloemker, Ann Beckman, Linda Hemmen, Marty Watson, Patrick Kreke

Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker recently signed a proclamation designating August 25th thru September 1st as United Way Week.

The proclamation acknowledges the organization’s 58 years of service in Effingham County. United Way currently provides support to 24 local partner agencies through money provided by Effingham County businesses and residents.

Partner agencies receiving funding from the 2018 campaign include; Altamont After School Program, Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trails Council, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of E. Central Illinois, Crisis Nursery of Effingham County, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Effingham County, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training and Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.

For more information about United Way of Effingham County, call 217-342-3824 or visit