2020 has provided unprecedented challenges to families, communities, and small businesses. The devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have also hit the community agencies that are in place to help families in need during times like these. Local business owners and residents of Walworth County, Dave and Andrea Strand, recognized the growing need within the community and wanted to find a way to give back to help those most affected in recent months.
Dave is the Chief Operating Officer at Precision Plus in Elkhorn and Andrea is President/Co-Owner of Cutwing Marketing and Anytime Fitness, both located in Lake Geneva. As long-time supporters of the United Way of Walworth County, the Strands decided that donating to the organization would be the most effective way to get those dollars into the community and make a difference. The United Way devotes its time and resources to improving the community and helping those in need. The Walworth County branch is partnered with over 40 agencies that give support to people in need within the community.
Dave previously served on the Board of Directors and as Honorary Chairman for the United Way of Walworth County. He knows the significant impact the organization has on helping the community and said “During my time working with the United Way I saw the difference that the organization made in the community which was made possible by their hard work, local donations, and fundraising efforts. My motto has always been ‘It’s not what you got, it’s what you give’ and I strive to pay it forward whenever I can.”
Dave and Andrea presented Tammy Dunn, Executive Director of the United Way of Walworth County, with a donation of $10,000 in front of the Cutwing Marketing offices on July 1st. The donation will go to support the agencies in the community that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic so they can continue to serve those in need.
“The agencies we support have prominent needs unlike anything we’ve seen before. Supporting them now is critical and this incredible gift will inspire hope and improve the quality of life across the board for many Walworth County residents. A donation of $520 per year prevents 4 families from having their electricity shut off, provides dental care for 20 patients, or 5,000 meals. Imagine what $10,000 will do. We are immensely grateful for Dave and Andrea’s contribution, especially during this time of escalating need.”
– Tammy Dunn, Executive Director, United Way of Walworth County