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Support the Jamestown United Way campaign

United Way partners with 12 agencies that provide services to people in Stutsman County.

JSSP Editorial
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Supporting the annual campaign for Jamestown United Way is a simple way to help people in our community. And with 98% of donations staying right here, you know that your donations will be used to help a variety of people in need.

The annual campaign that kicked off last week and runs until February seeks to raise $160,000 to support 12 agencies — called partners by United Way — that assist people in Stutsman County. Those partners help people of all ages and provide a range of services to those in need.

The partners are Safe Shelter, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Nexus-PATH Family Healing, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, JRMC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Jamestown Community Corrections, The Arts Center, Alano Society Inc., James River Transit, ND SEEC MOST - 21st Century Learning and Camp Rokiwan.

According to Jamestown United Way’s website , the partners provide educational programs, transportation and recovery services in Stutsman County.

Some of these agencies may be familiar such as The Arts Center, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Some may not be as well-known but provide important services in our community, such as the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, which helps victims of sexual assault including examinations, clothing and medication.

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All 12 agencies fill key needs in our community, whether it’s providing books to Stutsman County children from infant to age 5, supporting victims of domestic violence or affordable rides to work and other places.

Support this year’s campaign to raise funds for Jamestown United Way. United Way officers also say that if you can’t afford to make a donation, there are other ways to support United Way: serving on the board, volunteering or providing non-monetary donations for the agencies. or taking part in other activities the group offers such as the Halloween treat bag event, golf tournament or Easter egg hunt.

Without United Way's work, some of these agencies may not be able to help as many as they do.

Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper's editorial board.

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