The Ohio Response to an American Tragedy
Volume II, September 21, 2001
Editor: Deborah De Weese
Director of Member Services
President: Juliet Coles Rowland
Following are reports from local United Way’s in Ohio and their crisis plans for their communities’. Plans are beginning to come in. You may report your United Way’s crisis plan, your plan update, and also send copies of your press release’s by calling, faxing or emailing to Ohio United Way, attention Deborah De Weese. Your ideas and plans may inspire United Way’s who are still formulating their response to the September 11 American Tragedy. Thank you.
Findlay – The United Way of Hancock County had already Kick-Off their campaign.
Ø Encouraging and accepting contributions to The September 11th Fund.
Ø Accepting donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Ø Supporting local American Red Cross efforts – answering phones, organizing volunteers, and scheduling blood donors for future bloodmobiles.
Newark – The United Way of Licking County held their 53 Annual Parade on Sunday, September 16 with a patriotic focus, which included participation of the Newark firefighters, veteran’s groups, honor guards and U.W. Army Reserve Band.
Ø $5,600 raised for the Firefighters Relief Fund.
Metro III, Continued
Springfield – The United Way of Clark & Champaign Counties had already Kick-Off their campaign.
Ø Encouraging and accepting cash contributions to The September 11th Fund.
Chillicothe – The United Way of Ross County held their Kick-Off as an orientation/training for United Way volunteers on September 13. All volunteers were presented with a “Choose to Care” T-shirt.
Ø Co-Sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, September 14.
Defiance – The United Way of Defiance County has already kicked-off their campaign.
Ø Promoting and supporting agencies providing services, i.e. American Red Cross and Salvation Army.
New Philadelphia – The United Way of Tuscarawas County postponed their main fundraiser, a televised auction scheduled for the evening of September 11. It has been rescheduled for Monday, September 24.
Ø Worked with the American Red Cross in a one day Disaster Relief fundraiser that resulted in $72,000 for the ARC Disaster Relief Fund.
Ø Offered a $5,000 challenge grant to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund – which was matched by 8 a.m. the same day.
Napoleon – The United Way of Henry County has already Kicked-Off their campaign.
Ø Providing telephone numbers for those who want to contribute to the September 11th Fund, but are not accepting/processing cash or payroll deduction contributions to the fund.
Ø Promoting/supporting agencies providing services, i.e. American Red Cross Salvation Army and Catholic Charities.
Wauseon – The United Way of Fulton County has decided to continue with plans for their Kick-Off scheduled for September 25.
Ø In order to maintain commitments to local communities the United Way of Fulton County will go about the Campaign plan as normally as possible.
Ø Donations can be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.