MUSKEGON – Hundreds of volunteers came together Friday, Sept. 5, for United Way of the Lakeshore’s 2014 Muskegon County campaign kickoff and Day of Caring. The volunteers met for a breakfast at Marsh Field, before embarking on projects to move the McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm and do projects at Catholic Charities West Michigan.
Dave Sipka, retired superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District,, is the 2014 Muskegon County campaign chair. Sipka announced the 2014 goal: to raise $2,578,150 to help fund dozens of programs and services in Muskegon County that target United Way’s impact areas — helping kids succeed, improving healthy living and increasing financial stability and independence.
“We are confident, based on our early results, that this community can reach that goal and provide funding for many needed programs in Muskegon County,” Sipka said.