A rotarian spoke to his peers at the Tuesday afternoon Rotary meeting.
According to The United Way's Ryan Huffer, there are four lines of effort that the non-profit participates in: education, self-sufficiency, health, safety, and basic services.
He adds that the United Way funds eight programs in DeWitt and through these programs, United Way impacts 1 in 4 people in DeWitt County.
Huffer says what's really special about United Way is that community volunteers decide where the fundraised money goes in the community. The volunteers looks at data on the programs to help them decide if those programs get the money and how much they'll invest.
To learn more about United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois you can go to uwdecatur.org or call them at (217) 422-8537.