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Our Mission:  No One In Need   
Our Vision:    A Better Laramie County 

4th Quarter 2012

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communitychallengeEnd of Year Community Challenge

Local companies have stepped forward to challenge the Laramie County community to donate during the giving season. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, HollyFrontier, Spradley Barr Toyota, Cameco Resources and Noble Energy donated to the $50,000 matching funds challenge. Donations made to United Way of Laramie County between now and December 31, 2012 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000!

Make your donation on-line: Make a Donation

Or for more information call 307-638-8904, email liveunited@unitedwayoflaramiecounty.org or visit us at UnitedWayofLaramieCounty.org.

goalconnectWhat is GoalConnect?

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GoalConnect is the automation of intake at community health and human service agencies. This new process will help the clients of these agencies by reducing paperwork and by providing better cross referral services between agencies.  That's the short answer! A more detailed description of the power of this collaborative project follows.


Contributed by: Cindy Pomeroy, CP Consulting


GoalConnect is a community health and human services initiative headed by United Way of Laramie County and the Laramie County Community Partnership. The purpose of the initiative is to foster collaboration across a full range of health and human service providers to reduce duplication of services and enhance coordination while streamlining patient/client intake and reducing inappropriate utilization of Health Care Services such as the emergency room. This initiative is in the process of being implemented in Laramie County using a computer software program called CareScope. In other communities where this software is currently in use, Emergency Room visits have decreased by 41.2% and in-patient hospitalizations by 26%. Read More

rethinkRethinking United Way
nonprofit.about.com blog post "Rethinking Nonprofits" by Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide and Stacey Stewart, President, United Way U.S.A.

Too often, people hear the word "nonprofit" and only think of fundraising, without giving much thought to the impact of a nonprofit orgaization on society. We believe the true value of a nonprofit is not the money it raises, but the connections it makes and leverages across the community in order to drive lasting change.

There's a core value that unites all people: everyone seeks and deserves a good quality of life, which includes a good education, a family-sustaining job and good health. This common desire for a better life across communities and around the world is the driving force behind United Way partnerships.

As the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit, we focus on advancing the common good by convening citizen leaders and partners to identify and address challenges that impact people in communities around the world. Specifically, we see education, income and health as the building blocks for a good quality of life. Full article

redcrossAmerican Red Cross of Wyoming

by David Block, CEO, ARC of Wyoming

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Throughout the course of the year, the American Red Cross of Wyoming prepares for, responds to and helps Wyoming communities recover from disasters varying in type and magnitude. None of this would be possible without the support of United Way and local agencies around the state and our statewide partners such as Wyoming 2-1-1, The Salvation Army, The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, Serve Wyoming, The Southern Baptist Convention, Seventh Day Adventist Community Services and many others. Throughout the 2012 disaster season, our Wyoming team responded to large wildland fires, tornadoes, local house fires, motel evacuations, HAZMAT, transportation emergencies and others throughout the mountain west region and beyond.


Of particular note for those in Laramie County is the key partnership that grew and developed "in the fire" between the American Red Cross and the Wyoming 2-1-1 teams. In several of the larger state events with sheltering and mass care services, the partnership budded and became a perfect way to take care of all the affected Wyomingites needs. More specifically, while the Red Cross was helping to take care of the mass care needs for evacuees and responders such as shelter and feeding, Wyoming 2-1-1 stepped in to fill the vital need for information. As one could imagine in a disaster, those affected have their worlds turned upside-down and the unique partnership between the two agencies helped put many minds at peace.


For those interested in taking a more active role in helping in the coming months, please contact the American Red Cross for volunteer opportunities ranging from local preparedness and response projects to multi-week deployments. We can be reached at 307-638-8906 or www.redcross.org/wyoming.

wy211Wyoming 2-1-1 
Wyoming 2-1-1 played an important Wyoming 211role in this summer's Wyoming forest fires by assisting American Red Cross of Wyoming, Wyoming Homeland Security, local law enforcement and national forestry representatives by providing imformation services to residents across the state.  

Answering calls concerning road closures, evacuations, and general information as well as daily updates to the Wyoming 2-1-1 website are key components in how Wyoming 2-1-1 can assist during a disaster and eliminate unnecessary calls to the 9-1-1 centers. Wyoming 2-1-1 has also developed a Disaster Recovery and Relief Guide that can be adapted to every community and disaster situation. 


Emergency preparedness is very important and citizens need to take warnings and preparations seriously. United Way of Laramie County is pleased to support American Red Cross of Wyoming and Wyoming 2-1-1 - two very important agencies to have available to us in the event of a disaster.

topIn this issue:

End of Year Community Challenge


What is GoalConnect?


Rethinking United Way


Featured Program Partners:


2011 Annual Report to Community


Community Calendar


Volunteer Opportunities




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