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Mitchvanyahres_7 We have lost a caring and dedicated champion – Mitch Van Yahres.  Mitch was always focused on the needs of others and, in particular, members of our community who needed a little help, who needed an opportunity to be independent and productive citizens.  As a United Way Board Member, Mitch always volunteered to help.  Energetically Mitch helped us raise funds for important programs serving children and their families, the elderly, those needing access to health and wellness and for the many services that strengthened our community.  Each year Mitch participated in our annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring by working at a local nonprofit and even more importantly visiting work sites and thanking the thousands of volunteers for their gift of time (as seen in the photo on the left).  I will miss Mitch - as will many in our community.  Mitch lives on in each of us as we pick up his mantle of service to others.

Posted by Cathy Train.

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