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United Way Wraps Up Campaign with CHS Donation

CHS and its employees contributed $96,760.15 to the 2017-2018 campaign.

“We are so grateful to CHS and its people, “said United Way Executive Director Rob Mackey.  This is a tremendous level of generosity and it allows us to do so much more for local people in need. “

CHS and our employees are committed to supporting the local communities we call home. Through contributions to the United Way, CHS employees support important work in the areas of families, education and health in the McPherson community. CHS is proud to contribute to our employees’ commitment by providing a $1.50 matching donation for every dollar donated by employees,” said Bryan Brignac, spokesman for CHS.

The biggest check of the United Way campaign in McPherson County has arrived.  And it comes from the CHS McPherson Refinery.

While less than the $250,000 goal, the campaign finished at $228,316. Mackey says “this has been one of the most successful campaigns we’ve had in several years.”

The campaign was buoyed earlier by Farmer’s Alliance Mutual Insurance and its employees which doubled giving over the previous year, raising $49,672.88.  “We are grateful to the hundreds of individuals and companies throughout McPherson County who contribute each year,” said Mackey.

Campaign Chair Kipp Cordell said, “Our theme this year was “Be a Local Hero”. This campaign proved how many of those we have here in McPherson County. We’re going to carry this positive momentum into our next campaign and build upon it so we can increase our impact in helping and uniting the residents of McPherson County.”

United Way of McPherson County added three new partner agencies for this latest campaign.   Bluestem PACE, Crimestoppers of McPherson County, and GraceMed are receiving funding from United Way this year.

Preparations are already underway for the coming year’s United Way campaign, which launches Sept. 6.

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