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United Way Success Stories

Our Local Success Stories


One of the ways we measure success is by changing lives.  

These stories are a testiment to the difference our communities make when we come together to reduce poverty.

For 23 year old Heather, walking into a full time job seemed impossible just a few months ago.

Read more about Heather's story..




After facing personal challenges in school, Zach turned to O’Huddle, a United Way partner provider, to help him build connections and address behavior struggles through positive adult role models.

Read more about Zach's story..



After gaining custody of her two grandsons six years ago, summers were a struggle for Faye and her husband Bruce. 

Read more about Faye's story..




MY UNITED WAY helped me bring up my grades.


Read more about Dakota's story.

Hear Dakota's story in her own words. (video)


MY UNITED WAY gave me my life back.

-Anonymous for Safety (Read more about this story).



MY UNITED WAY helps me stay involved with my community.

"We live in a beautiful community and, on the surface, it appears we are thriving. But there are many who struggle. United Way works on the biggest issues that drive poverty in our community. They help me see the big picture, and I feel part of the solution."

- Loren H., OSU Employee





    Meet Aiden.

    Meet Brandi.

      Meet Krista.