WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- The local chapter of the United Way found itself on the receiving end of a warm gift today. The Belvidere Chrysler Plant Workers’ Union cut a check for more than $48,000. The money was raised through special event at the plant last year. The Rock River Valley United Way says they normally don’t get checks this big and the one will help every one of their more than 80 programs in our area.
“It all contributes to the welfare of the community so the check is just part of the story. The real story is the men and women at Chrysler and at the UAW are very generous people that really care about the community," United Way of Rock River Valley President Paul Logli.
The United Way says the money will be used for its early childhood program, building its new 211 Resource Hotline as well as many other programs throughout Winnebago and Ogle Counties.