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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 pm

For the Daily Gate City

The Big River United Way 2013 Annual Giving Campaign is underway and has set a goal of $150,000 in contributions for next year’s programs.

“We are so excited about our 2013 campaign,” said Debbie Marion, executive director of Big River United Way. “Some industries, businesses, school districts and individuals have already made their pledges and/or contributions, while others are just beginning their annual giving campaigns. The BRUW is grateful for the past and continued support from the residents of Clark, Hancock and South Lee counties. Community involvement and support is so important to the success of this campaign. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference. By working together we can achieve more than we could ever do alone.”

The United Way understands the struggles people face today and focuses on improving health, education and financial stability – the basic needs for a good quality of life.

The United Way and its partnering agencies create lasting change in people’s lives and in their communities.

Big River United Way welcomes applications for grants from non-profit organizations, charities, health care organizations, and educational institutions that have been determined by the IRS to be exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code.

Applicants must complete the Keokuk Area Community Foundations Grant application form and submit it with all required documents.

Grant requests are considered in the fields of health, education and financial stability. Big River United Way’s geographic focus for support encompasses Hancock County, Ill., Clark County, Mo., and South Lee County.

Grant application deadline is Oct. 25.

Charitable organizations seeking funds for 2013 should contact Marion at 524-4504, 319-520-8830 or

For more information or to donate to United Way, contact Marion.

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