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Team Members to be Guests at Exclusive United Way Event
Apr 2, 2019 Share

Congratulations to eight Spectrum Health Lakeland team members who each won a spot at a special, invite-only event hosted by United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM). The exclusive event will be held at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport. These lucky winners took a moment to share what motivates them to support UWSM:

  • Douglas Tacket, DO: “I wanted to be involved in my home community.”
  • Michele Ameling Knapp: “I donate to United Way to Honor my mother, who died of cancer.”
  • Melanie Howard: “I know that they are working closely not only with the organization that I call home, but within the community that I call home and that’s important to me.”
  • Estralita Brown: “My answer to why I donate is very simple. I always like to be a help to someone in any way possible. We all need each other and if I could lend a hand then I try to find myself doing just that.”
  • Jodie Knuth: “I have been fortunate enough to be healthy and married with two adult children. But I know that’s not the case for everyone, so I designate my giving to the women’s shelter. It is important for women and children to be safe.”
  • Ginger Bowling: “I donate to United Way because it is a small thing I can do to make a difference. By giving I am helping, and helping makes me happy.”
  • Theresa Davis: “I like to give back locally and it’s nice to know that programs are available if ever needed.” 
  • Tanya Sobaski: “United Way is a great way to help organizations meet the needs of our friends and neighbors and reach those that have unmet needs.”

We appreciate all team members who donate to or volunteer with UWSM. Thank you for your support!

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