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Help organizations that help the community

This week’s bouquets go to:

From the United Way of Delta County Board of Directors:

COVID-19 has impacted all our lives in the U.P. in so many ways. Some have lost loved ones and dear friends. Some have suffered the trauma of illness. Many have lost their jobs or had their income severely reduced. We have all lost the opportunity to enjoy activities that so enrich our lives.

All of this has caused many in our community to face overwhelming mental, emotional, financial, and physical hardships. Individuals and families are facing traumas that have pushed them to the brink.

But we are a community that cares for one another. One reflection of that spirit of caring is that we have many non-profit organizations that have been here, and will continue to be here, to help care for and provide for those in need. These organizations are an important part of that spirit of caring.

As United Way of Delta County volunteers and board members, we often hear stories of how these agencies have been there to help when there was nowhere else to go. They have been lifesavers in time of need.

But just like many of you, these organizations are hurting financially. Because of the impacts of COVID-19, many fundraising events had to be canceled this year and many donors are unable to give as much as they would like to. This reduction in giving reduces the ability of local agencies to provide the services our community depends on.

So, we ask in this season of giving that you give generously to your organizations of choice, including your United Way of Delta County. Those in need will appreciate your generosity.

And if you have already given, thank you so much; it is appreciated. But please consider an additional gift to help your friends and neighbors in need.

In this year, maybe more than ever, every bit can make a tremendous difference.

Once again, thank you for your continued generosity and we wish everyone in the community a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.

United Way of Delta County Board of Directors – Lana Boudreau, Kristina Hansen, Don Howlett, Rhonda LaVigne, Stephen Nolde, Tiffany Olsick, Amy Savage

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Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they’ve done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.

They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site, www.dailypress.net,

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