Help Jason go Over The Edge for United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States
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A couple of weeks ago I posted that I was participating in an event called Over the Edge sponsored by the United Way.  One question that I have been asked is why this event and why the United Way?

I have benefited greatly from the United Way and its support of Scouts BSA.  When I was seven years old I saw a poster at school for Cub Scouts and my adventure began.  My parents worked multiple jobs and living in the city I had little connection to the outdoors.  Scouts gave me the outlet to learn new skills, make new friends and develop as a leader.  

 

I then moved to Boy Scouts and had the honor of learning from great leaders like Corky Vance, Coke Neil and Dick Elliott.  Each taught me responsibility and leadership skills but also held me accountable for my actions making me a better person. A boy that had traveled no further than Wisconsin Dells was now given the opportunity to canoe the boundary waters of Minnesota and Canada and hike the mountains of New Mexico.  Before I turned eighteen I accomplished the highest achievement in scouting, Eagle rank. Without donations and support from the United Way I'm not sure I would have ended up where I am today. 

Scouts have opened doors for employment,  through the connections with people I met in scouts led to meeting my wife and now has given my son an outlet.  My son has a group that he is a part of, a team that teaches him and accepts him for who he is.  

 

Scouts have limited funding for programs and staff is limited.  Most of the activities are volunteer based and require funding from participants or organizations like the United Way are necessary to maintain the many opportunities scouting provides.  

 

I'm going Over the Edge to allow my son more opportunities to develop his leadership and social skills with his peers rather than sitting on a couch staring at a screen.  Please consider a donation to help me reach my goal and allow others to continue to develop.

How can you help? By making a 100% tax deductible donation to my website here Help Jason go Over The Edge for United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States

 

 

 

Hello Family and Friends,

I have signed up to do something that many of you may think is crazy. I have joined Over The Edge in support of United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States. Over The Edge is much like it sounds. I will stand on the roof of Hotel Julien Dubuque and step over the edge and rappel 8 stories to the ground! I’m  not making this up…check out the event website https://dbqunitedway.org/over-the-edge

 

I am not asking you to rappel the building with me but I will need your support to get to the top. I am not only pledging to go Over The Edge, but I am also committing to raise $1,000 for   United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States, whose mission is to connect people and resources to advance the health, education and income/financial stability of those in need in our community. 

 

How can you help? By making a 100% tax deductible donation to my website here Help Jason go Over The Edge for United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States

 

Please consider donating to help over 35 non profit groups in the tri-state area.  This allow increased funding helping to develop the three pillars of the United Way, Health, Education and Income.

Thank You in advance for any contributions you are able to give.

Jason Pline

I'm going to rappel down the Hotel Julien Dubuque, in exchange for donations back to the amazing local non-profit organization, United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States.

EVENT DATE: Friday, June 26th, 2020
LOCATION: Hotel Julien Dubuque

200 Main Street, Dubuque IA, 52001

 

About United Way

United Way connects people and resources to advance the health, education and income of those in need in our community. United we exist to impact health, education and income. To achieve this impact, we promise to:

-Expertly identify and invest in the work of outstanding non-profit organizations in our area;

-Fully maximize the impact of our donor funds in our pillar service areas;

-And provide accountability structures that monitor impact, while lifting up and enhancing services that address the community’s greatest need.

Help United Way impact nearly 40,000 local lives and go Over The Edge!

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