Two area companies, CTB Inc. and Miller’s Heath Systems, have signed on to be pacesetters for the 2014 United Way Campaign in Kosciusko County.
Internal teams of employees at both companies, along with United Way staff, have been working to execute their annual fund drive designed especially for their employees.
CTB Inc. (a Berkshire Hathaway company) founded in 1952, is a global leader providing innovative systems and solutions to agriculture to increase efficiency and profitability for its customers, according to a press release from United Way. Its products are used in more than 110 countries and sold through a worldwide network of independent distributors and dealers. It currently markets products under 17 primary brands including the original two, Chore-Time and Brock. CTB employs approximately 500 employees in Milford.
In addition to its employee campaign and corporate gift, CTB hosts fundraising events to support its campaign drive, including dodgeball and corn hole tournaments for employees, as well as a Nelson's Golden Glow chicken sale with all proceeds benefiting the United Way.
Celebrating 50 years with a local staff of over 300 employees in Warsaw and Syracuse, Miller's Health Systems is known for providing long term care, rehabilitation and home health services, according to the release. Employees at Miller's are invested in the community through an "iCommunity" initiative that challenges each facility to be active participants in its individual neighborhoods and organizations in its area.
Patricia Coy, executive director of United Way of Kosciusko County, stated, “United Way is fortunate to have long standing relationships with CTB Inc. and Miller’s Health System; we are thrilled they will be joining the campaign as pacesetters this year.”
The annual campaign is a tool used by United Way of Kosciusko County to drive and sustain change in the community. According to the press release, “The 2014 campaign is as important as ever, as we try to positively impact our county in the areas of education, income (financial stability) and health.”
More information about how a person can participate in a variety of ways is available online at www.unitedwaykosciusko.org
The United Way appreciates this year's pacesetters and joins with them to extend an invitation to the community to participate in the campaign to demonstrate what it means to “Live united,” the release states.