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OUS honored for community campaign

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Ohio University Southern got an award from the United Way of the River Cities on Wednesday.

United Way of the River Cities recognized community members who have championed the nonprofit’s mission over the past year at Heritage Farm Museum & Village on Wednesday during the it’s Celebration of Excellence.

The event honored outstanding work in the areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs in United Way’s five-county service region, according to Bill Rosenberger, director of resource development.

“The donations United Way of the River Cities receives from the community don’t just help one person in a single moment,” he said. “It has a generational impact, which is what we recognized at our Celebration of Excellence and what we’ll be highlighting all year long.”

Sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center, several businesses and individuals recognized including OUS for its comeback campaign. One of the things OUS and United Way partners on is the Stuff the Bus event. For the past eight years, the United Way of the River Cities and Ohio University Southern have partnered to get school supplies for kids in need in Lawrence County.

United Way of the River Cities is a nonprofit organization that partners with the local community to fight for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs off every person in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County in Ohio.