The Morning News â€” Bob Hudson
Blackfoot School District superintendent Scott Crane speaks to United Way of Southeastern Idaho staffers Margaret Ganyo and Robin Nelson during the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce After Hours event on Wednesday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Shortly before the United Way kickoff in Bingham County, SEICAA program coordinator Bobette Jackson helped an individual in need.
"About 20 minutes ago I helped a gal with some diapers and baby wipes," Jackson said. "Without United Way dollars I couldn't have helped as much."
Representatives of United Way of Southeastern Idaho were at the SEICAA office on Wednesday spreading their agency's message as part of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce After Hours event.
"We support 36 programs in seven counties," noted UW staff member Robin Nelson. "SEICAA is a good example of people caring for people in the community," she added. "A small sacrifice can go a long way."
Many local companies conduct fundraising campaigns among their employees. Some also match their employees' donations. Among local firms who support United Way and its partner agencies are Wal-Mart, Basic American, Wells Fargo, Key Bank and Sartori Foods.
Approximately eight community members make up UW's Bingham County Advisory Committee, noted Diane Tauscher, one of those people.
"We're looking for more people and new ideas," she said. "There are a lot of agencies in Bingham County that are funded. Your donations come back to our community."
For more information, click on www.unitedwaysei.org or call 232-1389 in Pocatello.