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United Way At Work Articles

The United Way at Work article series appears in the Chronicle-Journal newspaper on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from October to December during the 2014 campaign period.

This series showcases some of the many the programs supported by your donations to the United Way of Thunder Bay and highlights the impact your gift is making for people in our community.

Articles will be added to this page as they are published in the paper. We thank the Chronicle-Journal for helping to create awareness for the vital community programs offered by our 29 local Funded Agencies. Together we are improving the quality of life for everyone in our community.

Red Cross provides HELP

Posted on April 22, 2015

The mission of the Canadian Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. One of the ways they do this locally, and with the support of funding from the United Way of Thunder Bay, is through their Home Equipment Loan Program (HELP). This program provides daily living and mobility aids to people recovering from illness/ injury or living with terminal illness, and also loans assistive devices to seniors on fixed incomes w…

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The 211 line allows you to talk to a real person 24/7. With its one-stop-shopping concept, 211 minimizes frustration for a caller who is confused or overwhelmed. But it also optimizes the human services system as a whole, by directing the traffic of human need where it’s supposed to go, instead of allowing individuals’ and institutions’ time and resources to be continually consumed by countless wrong turns. Data analysis from 211 calls identifies gaps in the system.

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United Way of Thunder Bay is leading the way to a better community by improving the quality of life for all local people. By collaborating with community partners, we are leading the way to addressing social issues in our community and investing in three critical areas: Poverty, Kids and Strong Communities. Donations to the United Way are strategically invested across Thunder Bay to many vital programs and initiatives in these areas, creating a social safety net that works to achieve lasting change for our neighbours, families and friends.

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