United Way of Portage County Extends a Helping Hand

Whether coping with the aftermath of recent national disasters or facing ongoing concerns in Northeast Ohio communities, many people are in need. Whether issues result from poor access to health care, education, income or other resources, the United Way helps individuals throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond.

With a similar mission of serving the underserved, Northeast Ohio Medical University will kick off the University’s United Way employee campaign in conjunction with the United Way of Portage County’s community-wide workplace giving campaign launch. The sports- and wellness-themed event will feature many fun activities, including appearances by PGA British Open champion Ben Curtis and former Cleveland Crunch and Force star goalie Otto Orf. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 3, in the NEW Center atrium.

Employees are encouraged to wear their favorite sport or athletic gear for an appropriate dress-down day. The Department of Human Resources will have a table at the event for employees to donate to the United Way of Portage County, so it may continue to provide funds for charitable causes in our area—including SOAR, NEOMED’s own student-run free clinic. Visit the NEOMED table for a chance to win some fun prizes while making a donation through the employee campaign. Your tax-deductible contribution can be distributed throughout the community to any program funded by United Way or through a specific impact area of your choice.

The NEOMED employee campaign will continue through Oct. 13, 2017.

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