Why I give: Michelle Van Raes

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“Volunteering with United Way has given me a lifeline of hope while dealing with a life-threatening disease. It has enabled me to focus on helping out in my community by concentrating on what I can do instead of what I can’t.

I have been blessed to be surrounded by incredibly supportive family, friends, doctors, and co-workers. The experience has been life-changing. It is with their kindness I am learning to find a way forward.

I hope my volunteer efforts might create a positive ripple effect and help others as I have been helped.”

-- Michelle Van Raes, administrative volunteer

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