Jennings Annual Party Raised More Than $12,000 for United Way

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Published on October 9 2013 7:33 pm
Last Updated on October 9 2013 7:33 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(LEFT TO RIGHT: LINDA HEMMEN, ROSS RICHARDSON, JUSTIN ROLEY, SHANTA WILL, PEGGY VALENTI, MIKE KLAUSER, SARA JENNINGS, DR. RYAN JENNINGS, LINDA JANSEN, SARAH LEONARD, WANDA PITCHER, CAROL CALKINS AND MEL STOCK)

The United Way Board of Directors is thanking Dr. Ryan & Sara Jennings for their efforts to raise money for United Way of Effingham County.  They held a party at their home on August 30th and raised over $12,700.  Special thanks also to Jeff  Frey, Tim Crippen, Jim Keith, Craig Becker, Stan and Rita Holsapple, Wachtel Farms, and the many friends and neighbors from Grupe Subdivision and the neighboring subdivisions supporting the event.  This is the seventh year the event was held in support of the United Way.  99% of the funds raised stay local.

21 local partner agencies receive funding from United Way of Effingham County.  They include; American Red Cross – Effingham Disaster Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mid Illinois - Effingham County, Blessings in a Backpack, Boy Scouts of America - Lincoln Trails Council, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Effingham County, Catholic Charities, CEFS Golden Circle Nutrition Program, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services,  Effingham County Search & Rescue, Effingham County Youth Commission, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training & Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and Unit 40 Mentoring Program.