Truman Closes in on United Way Goal

It is not too late to help Truman “live united” with the United Way of Adair County.
As of Nov. 20, Truman faculty, staff, emeriti, retirees and students had contributed more than $50,000. The Truman community has now met more than 90 percent of its goal.

The community-wide drive is at about 65 percent of its $275,000 goal.

Each contribution makes a significant difference in northeast Missouri. Less than $1 per week, or $50 per year, buys 620 disposable meal trays to be used to provide home-delivered meals to frail and disabled homebound clients. Less than $2 per week, or $100 per year, buys 8 pairs of shoes for children in a shelter. Less than $5 per week, or $250 per year, buys accident and sickness insurance for a Cub Scout Pack–both youth members and leaders. Less than $10 per week, or $500 per year, provides three nights in the safehouse for a family of four. Less than $25 per week provides 300 RSVP volunteers with liability, accident and excess auto insurance while volunteering.

Anyone with questions about the drive, or in need of a pledge form, can contact either of the Truman United Way co-chairs, Joe Hamilton ( or Deb Kerby (

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