BPU & United Way partner to keep the lights on

By Randy Skach, Program Assistant We’ve all experienced times in our life where we’ve fallen behind on our bills. Sometimes life makes these times near impossible to get around on our own. That’s why three years ago the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and United Way of Wyandotte County joined forces to create the BPU…

Karla Nichols, Cancer Action

“We often get the referral from patients who start to see the physical effects of chemotherapy like hair loss. Cancer Action gives out over 300 wigs a year. We have a couple wig rooms full of different options that they can choose from. That’s an important part of how they feel about themselves, especially women….

Part One: Staff share stories that inspire

Stories unite us. We have seen this showcased over and over as we have been collecting stories from our partner agencies, volunteers, and donors. You can find all the stories we have collected so far by clicking here. The United Way of Wyandotte County staff has specific stories that have given them a boost of…

Deborah Mcintosh, Cancer Action, Inc.

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2002. My background is I’m a registered nurse. My husband who is a physician was actually the one who told me about this agency called Cancer Action that he suggested that I call. Initially I told him I didn’t need help with anything. I’ve been…

Leroy Springfield, Cancer Action

“Until you go through it you don’t have a clue. I used to have good health and then all of the sudden BAM. You never know what’s going to happen to you. To have these people to help you means the world to me. If there were no Cancer Action I’d probably have to take…

Richard Vogel, Cancer Action

“I got involved at Cancer Action after my wife passed away January the 1st 2014. I saw the need for keeping busy and helping people with rides. It’s been a real pleasure meeting and helping people however I can. People are so appreciative because they otherwise do not have a way to get to their…