Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Spotlight: Michael Shermis / City of Bloomington

"It was easy to step up when asked to organize my workplace campaign," said Michael Shermis, Special Projects Coordinator with the City of Bloomington. "United Way helps the community in so many ways beyond funding local nonprofits."
Michael has been involved with United Way of Monroe County, whether by serving on various boards or as part of the Community Service Council, since the early '90s. When asked to serve as the Employee Campaign Coordinator for the City of Bloomington's workplace campaign, he jumped at the opportunity. 
United Way's commitment to helping those in our community learn more, earn more, and lead healthier lives is what inspires community members like Michael to stay involved. "It's really all about Education, Earnings, Essentials. Each one of these draws me in to help folks who need support in so many different ways," said Michael. "Covering such a wide range of services with a single check makes me feel like I'm really able to support my community."
Thanks to Michael for all the important work he's doing to strengthen our community. 

Would you like to help ensure our community members have their basic needs met?

Please consider donating to the United Way Essentials Priority Fund. This fund helps individuals and families meet basic needs with access to sufficient food, a stable place to live, low-cost health care, and the information and skills to manage crises.

Want to learn more about the other building blocks for a good life? Visit Education and Earnings to see how we are making an impact.


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