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100 years later, Heart of West Michigan United Way gives back

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 09:19:16-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The Heart of West Michigan United Way celebrates 100 years on January 19, 2017.

Since 1917, they have worked together with local businesses and donors to invest $500 million in community-wide issues.

Today, Heart of West Michigan United Way invests millions of dollars each year to fund more than 70 local programs. Last year, these programs helped nearly 160,000 people in Kent County.

To celebrate this special anniversary, county and city officials declared January 19, 2017 as “Live United Day.” They encourage everyone to use this day to find ways to Live United in service to one another.