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By CRISTINA JANNEY Posted Aug 04, 2020
Hays Post Many children who are pulled from homes because of abuse or neglect leave with only the clothes on their back. A new program that launched Friday sponsored by the Wonder Women League of Ellis County seeks to provide children with essentials as well as comfort items. "Traumatized and facing an uncertain future, they are...
By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post Members of the Wonder Women League are sewing to protect our heroes at HaysMed. About seven members of the group are making washable, cloth face masks and headbands to supplement personal protective equipment at the hospital. The hospital has 600 nurses alone, according to Nikki Mihm, volunteer coordinator. According to Rep. Roger Marshall's...

By Linn Ann Huntington, Special Contributor

Posted Mar 26, 2020 at 4:33 PM   

The call just went out on Monday, March 22. That’s the day the United Way of Ellis County announced the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund “for the prevention, education, or mitigation of the economic fallout” of the virus.

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post It's unprecedented for the United Way of Ellis County, but there's a lot of that going on right now. For the first time in its history, the local organization has established an emergency relief fund. "It's kind of uncharted waters for us," says Erica Berges, UWEC executive director. The new COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will help local non-profit groups keep up with the demands of their own clients in need. All...
UWEC The United Way of Ellis County on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2020 Agency Funding through the CARE Council process.  The United Way of Ellis County awarded $260,000 to 18 agencies offering 23 programs and projects to the communities of Ellis County. American Red Cross
 $4,000 – Health and Safety Training...

By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post United Way of Ellis County finished its 2019 campaign in January 94 percent to goal. Erica Berges, executive director, said the organization raised about $356,000 toward its goal and the Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation made a donation of $22,223 toward the goal at the end of the campaign. The total raised toward the...
By CRISTINA JANNEY Hays Post The United Way of Ellis County is only 77 percent to goal, and officials are concerned this will mean cuts for its partner agencies in 2020. The agency has raised $309,ooo of its $400,000 goal. Erica Berges, executive director, said the agency is close to where it was at this time last year. The agency raised about $350,000 and was propelled to its goal by a late donation by the Robert E. Schmidt Foundation. The...
By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post For a child, visiting the hospital can be scary, but a new project sponsored by the Wonder Women League seeks to ease that anxiety. The rumble of tiny engines filled the entrance to HaysMed on Wednesday as WWL rolled out its new Wagons and Wheels vehicles. Auto World, Hays Chevrolet and Lewis Automotive partnered with WWL to purchase three...
United Way campaign By PATRICK LOWRY plowry@dailynews.net   Aug 26, 2016   The United Way of Ellis County is off and running with its annual fund-raising campaign.   On Friday, the organization held its regular kick-off event with the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. On Saturday, a new twist was added by having a community kick-off at Aubel-Bickle Park. Kids in superhero costumes had the opportunity to mingle with real-life heroes in uniform,...
By SAVANNAH DOWNING sdowning@dailynews.net Aug 28, 2016   Saturday was a beautiful morning for the first community kickoff celebration for the United Way of Ellis County’s 2016 campaign at Aubel-Bickle Park. The theme for the event was “Heroes for Change,” and children were encouraged to wear their superhero costumes while honoring some of Ellis County’s own hometown heroes.   Sherry Dryden, executive director for United Way of Ellis County,...

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