United Way Recognizes Marshall County Volunteer

A Marshall County resident was honored at a banquet for her volunteer service.

The United Way of Marshall County says it has decided to name Cindy Rash as their “Volunteer of the Year.” The United Way works to fundraise for various non-profit organizations in their local communities.

Executive Director Linda Yoder says it’s important to recognize their volunteers.

“It’s our way of recognizing those folks that have committed so much of their time and energy to the campaign during the year and to the causes that we support,” says Yoder.

Rash has been engaged as a United Way board member for nearly 20 years. She was honored at a banquet in Indianapolis alongside nominees from other counties.

The United Way organized a team of campaign chairs, but according to Yoder, Rash had the passion and drive to incentivize new giving. Rash is a Marshall County native and Ancilla College graduate.

Yoder says selecting their “Volunteer of the Year” is a difficult decision each year

“What we look for is someone that’s really taken a leadership role to the next level and Cindy Rash kind of did that this last year,” says Yoder.

Key among Rash’s accomplishments was an opportunity the United Way had available to receive matching funds from the Association of United Ways.

According to Yoder, Rash helped raise more than $90-thousand in new giving as part of a team.