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Honda announces its 2012 United Way contribution

Honda of America Mfg. has announced its contribution of $205,962 toward the 2012 United Way of Logan County campaign, bringing the total to $417,982 or 64 percent of the goal of $655,000.

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ABOVE: From the left, Bobbie Trittschuh, United Way campaign coordinator at Honda of America, Tammy Allison, board president, Mike Mullins, campaign chair and Jim Donnelly, executive director, pose by the United Way of Logan County's sign on the lawn in front of the Carnegie building. Honda has announced a $205,926 contribution to this year's campaign. BELOW: To date, contributors to the 2012 United Way of Logan County campaign have "moved the mercury" to $417,982 — nearly 64 percent of its $655,000 goal.

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“We have a strong team of associates at Honda who recognize the needs in their communities, and support United Way agencies through personal volunteering and by providing funding for their operations,” Bobbie Jo Trittschuh, who manages the United Way campaign at Honda of America Mfg., said in a release.

Jim Donnelly, United Way of Logan County executive director, also expressed his appreciation to the company and associates.

“We are blessed that Honda continues to make the United Way campaign a priority within their company and with their associates,” he said. “Their support of our community beyond the challenges of running a major business is reflected throughout the county.

Along with Honda, the following businesses have completed their 2012 campaigns: Adriel School $1,000,  Citizens Banking Company $1,541.75, Community Markets $1,975.72, Edward D Jones & Co. $500, Fifth Third Bank $300, Heiby Oil $400, Lutheran Community Services $1,001, Neers Sand & Gravel $250, Rath Information Systems $872, Retention Knob $200, Riverside Schools $2,231, and Spend-A-Day Marina $200.

Several other local businesses, the city and county school systems and the city and county government offices are in the final process of managing their internal campaigns.

Residential contributions mailed to the United Way office from local residents of the community have surpassed $8,000 and continue to come in daily.

Mr. Donnelly noted that a massive mailing campaign is currently under way to all retirees within Logan County.
Mike Mullins, 2012 campaign chair, noted the many services provided by the 22 non-profit agencies supported by the local United Way, including offering meals and clothing for struggling families, equestrian therapy for autistic children, day care for senior citizens, support for the local Red Cross, drug and alcohol counseling, and hospice support for terminally ill patients and their families.

Tammy Allison, the 2012 board president, said more than 85 cents of every dollars raised stays in the county to assist with these efforts.

To make a donation, contact the United Way office at 130 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, or call at 592-2886.

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