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February 16, 2021 Newsletter

Hello! My name is Lance Liddell. I'm the Director of Accounting and Administration. I have been with United Way for four months now, and I'm still learning the ways my role leaves a lasting impact on both the organization and community.
Before my current role, I was in property management for the 4-1/2 years as an Accountant & HR Coordinator. Before that, I was a sales optician for 10+ years. I was born and raised in the Chippewa Valley and graduated from Chippewa Falls. Altoona is now my permanent home. I attended college at University La Crosse for two years and completed my Finance degree online at Kaplan University.
I have been now happily married for 13+ years, blessed with two beautiful girls, a thirteen-year-old and a ten-year-old. We also have a two-year-old Goldendoodle. We are supporters of the Girls Scouts and have been for the past 4 years. My spouse is a troop leader and both girls participate. I am the cookie and finance leader, and my Goldendoodle is the troop mascot.
While this year has been tough on many, myself included, the support from family, friends, and the community has made this past year a year of many discoveries and self-reflection. I encourage and challenge each and everyone to step outside the box and search for ways to help spread kindness to our fellow neighbors in need.
Lance Liddell
Director of Accounting & Administration
COVID Recovery Grant,
Boys & Girls Club
of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Click here to register for the 21 Week Equity Challenge.
COVID Recovery Grant,
Feed My People
The grant money for Feed My People’s Feed Our Kids program has had tremendous impact. As part of this, a Pop-Up pantry started on Wednesdays. A mom and dad came through with three small children in car seats in the back seat. The mom cried saying that they had both lost their jobs. She asked if it was okay for them to come and get food. They said they had never done this before.
When they came back again, one of the children gave the FMP volunteer the attached drawing. It is a reminder to everyone, how a community can make a difference in the lives of children and families who are struggling.
Congratulations to Erik, the winner of the 2021 SKI-DOO Snowmobile!
"I have been around snowmobiles for as long as I can remember. Snowmobiling has always been a constant in my family growing up. I have been riding on sleds since I was just a tyke. As soon as I was old enough I got my snowmobile license and I have never known a year without snowmobiling. This was to be the first season that I was going to be without a snowmobile. Because of this stroke of luck I am able to continue my tradition of snowmobiling every year," Erik.
Pictured from left to right: UWGCV Executive Director, Winner of the snowmobile, Sr. Director of Wisconsin Craft Operations at Leinenkugel's
This year's honorees will be announced in a series of videos on United Way's social media and website.
Stay tuned for updates!
This issue of Impact in the Chippewa Valley is sponsored by: