LAKE AREA UNITED WAY INC

Rating: 3.75 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: 221 W Ridge Rd Griffith IN 46319 USA

Mission: TO INCREASE THE ORGANIZED CAPACITY OF PEOPLE TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Scam artists. Donors to the Lake Area United Way should know that donations are used for political profiteering. The organization has been utilizing resources to support the West Lake Extension of the South Shore commuter rail. This is not the intended purpose of donations to this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been the Chair of the Vision Council and a Board Member for over a year and can't say enough about the committment and dedication that I have seen from the Lake Area United Way staff, it's Board Members, Member Agencies, and Volunteers have for this organization and its efforts to help better Lake County Community in eductation, income, and health initiatives. The Lake Area United Way isn't satisfied with just tring to address the symptoms of the issues at hand, they dig much deeper to help address the underlying causes to help create long lasting changes.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a volunteer for United Way for over 20 years. My experiences with this organization has always been positive and very informative. I work on the allocation committee and I have reviewed may agencies. One of the agencies I even referred a personal acquaintance to. Deaf Services helped someone I knew that had a deaf family member. We had never heard of this agency before. The Deaf services help them get a much need hearing aid and also got legal aid from an interpreter, a service I did not know existed. These services proved invaluable to them. I was very impressed on how the Gary YWCA made an amazing turn around and now so many services and activities to the city. I know many who enjoy the water aerobics which is good for health and entertaining as well. They house a charter school and business offices. I also know that LAUW make sure that all the agencies are informed on what the need to do get funding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for about 5 years. When the tornado hit in Griffith United Way stretched themselves almost beyond their means to help the people of my hometown. That speaks volumes to me. I never knew what great work this organization did until I became a volunteer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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