The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota, serving Koochiching County, is rallying to raise funding to help those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and is also maintaining a comprehensive list of local services for those in need.   “When news... Read More
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
by Shelley Valentini, United Way of Northeastern Minnesota executive director Through my experience with United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN), I have seen every day the positive impact our local nonprofit agencies and UWNEMN’s in-house... Read More
Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
UWNEMN is pulling together a COVID-19 Crisis Fund to help support local agencies that are providing immediate assistance to those impacted by this pandemic as well as our Buddy Backpacks and United for Veterans programs which are directly assisting... Read More
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
With school closures on the horizon, UWNEMN shares in the communities’ concern for our food-insecure children.  We must ensure children who rely on school for meals, including Buddy Backpacks, receive the food they need. We have been in... Read More
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020
UWNEMN, like many others in the region, is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic, and we are assessing all our current programs and events in the face of health concerns surrounding the virus.   In regards to our school-based programs, we... Read More
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020
by UWNEMN Board President Paul Janssen As some of you know, I like to say I won the lottery because I grew up in “God’s country” – North Dakota. But the truth is, I really won the lottery by growing up in a great home with a great mom and dad. So... Read More
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
As United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) works to launch its pilot mentoring program, Lunch Buddies, the organization is pleased to announce a new position and staff person to oversee the program. Hibbing native Sarah Gardeski joins the... Read More
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
It’s a new year, and United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) is hitting the ground running by piloting a new program to mentor elementary-age children in its service area.   The Lunch Buddies mentoring program seeks to pair elementary students... Read More
Posted: Friday, January 3, 2020