CONTACT: VERA L. DORDICK
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Crisis Center benefits from United Way drawing
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A Coralville resident donated $1,000 to the Crisis
Center without spending a dime.
Yi Li, who is an associate professor of mathematics at the University
of Iowa, won the opportunity to choose which of the 39 Johnson County United
Way agencies would receive the donation, sponsored by the UI. Li entered
the drawing at the United Way booth during "Celebrate Success,"
the Iowa City/Coralville Chamber of Commerce Business Fair Feb. 7-8.
"We're looking forward to putting this gift to good use,"
says Ellen McCabe, director of the Crisis Center. The center was founded
in 1970 and provides services to about 10,000 Johnson County residents.
The Crisis Center operates 24-hour crisis lines and provides the Food Bank
and Emergency Assistance Programs. More than 2,000 families turn to the
center each year because they do not have enough food to eat.
The drawing was conducted at the Feb. 23 meeting of United Way agency