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Volunteer Dodge becomes part of United Way

August 27, 2018

Volunteer Dodge will now be led by United Way of Dodge County.

Volunteer Dodge is an online platform that was started by Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaver Dam as a way to promote volunteering opportunities in the community and provide a calendar of events. United Way is a nonprofit that works with local offices around the country and world to coordinate charitable work and fundraising.

All kinds of organizations have signed up for the site, including the Friends of the Parks and its Adopt-a-Park initiative in Beaver Dam, Green Valley Enterprises and the New Beginnings Homeless Shelter.

Linda Chipman, who runs Chippy’s Popcorn Creations, is the director for Volunteer Dodge.

“In my own personal business, I know there are may times things have to evaluated and things have to be determined if it makes sense to continue doing,” she said in announcing the decision. “It started to make sense to transition Volunteer Dodge to another organization.”

United Way was previously a sponsor of Volunteer Dodge and Chipman’s position will be obsolete.

“But that’s OK,” she said. She will continue to work with Volunteer Dodge. United Way of Dodge County partners with several programs and services in the county.

“I strongly believe in the mission and the vision of Volunteer Dodge,” she said. “I believe it’s important to bring our communities together through volunteerism. As a church, it’s really our call to take care of those who are feeling injustices and are poor, hungry and oppressed.”

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