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June 16, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: United Way finds hope in partnerships

Hope can inspire people to change the world. The United Way of Cass County works consistently with partners who believe in the power of hope and positive outcomes in the areas of education, income, and health. Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman author once wrote, “While there’s life, there’s hope." There is so much life in Cass County, that the limits of hope are infinite. The United Way partners with local agencies, programs, and initiatives to collaboratively establish goals and outcomes that positively impact our world.

Our United Way of Cass County’s 2013 Campaign Chairperson is David Ameen. He is a firm believer that the power of hope can positively impact our community. When David was asked how hope can impact Cass County, he responded by stating that “when we work together and create hope, we can feel confident that our concentrated efforts will help in ways that make us strong individuals and a stronger community."

We have all heard or seen news where individuals overcome great challenges in life. The interviewer sometimes asks the affected family members how they were able to assist in their loved one’s journey to success. Those individuals often respond that hope was an essential part in overcoming their challenge. In other words, they became a real agent, or partner, for hope and change.

Cass County is a healthy and thriving community which provides hope and opportunities for its children, families, and individuals. We appreciate David Ameen’s efforts to inspire hope and change, and invite you to partner with us to positively impact the lives of others. David reminds us that “we have more than gratitude and appreciation for your support. We have hope that our efforts today can make the difference for tomorrow." To learn more about our partnerships in creating hope, you can read our “2012 Community Impact Report: A Formula for Success,” by logging on to unitedwayofcasscounty.org under the Agencies tab or by stopping by our office at 401 E. Broadway, Logansport.

Becky Anspach, director of donor relations and resource development

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