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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • United Way opens new service center

  • More services will be available soon in Wellington through the United Way of the Plains. The United Way group opened an office at 314 N. Washington in Wellington, with a ribbon cutting Friday.
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  •          More services will be available soon in Wellington through the United Way of the Plains. The United Way group opened an office at 314 N. Washington in Wellington, with a ribbon cutting Friday.
    The service center will house non-profit agencies that are already providing services to Sumner County and Wellington residents.
    There are many service agencies in Wichita that provide services, but cannot justify a full time office in Wellington, or other small towns. The center was created with that in mind. Non-profit groups can use the center for as many or as few hours as they wish to provide their services.
    A mental health center is already planning to use the facility with morning hours most days of the week, starting this week.
    Boy Scouts and Girl Scout organizations will  also use the facility.
    Another agency, that provides help with income tax return preparations, will also be using the center. People may get their taxes done here for free by appointment.
    Also at the ribbon cutting, a special reading program was announced. With this program, founded by country singer Dolly Parton, people may get free books in the mail for children under age five.
    “We are very pleased to bring United Way to Sumner County, and we will be active in accomplishing our mission here to identify community needs and bring together resources to meet those needs,” Patrick Hanrahan, president and CEO of United way of the Plains said
    According to United Way statistics, 2,960 people from Sumner County received services from agencies or non-profits in the Wichita area. The value of those services was $614,772. The statistics also showed Wellington to be the largest user of those services.

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