JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Stutsman County United Way has set their 2019-20 campaign goal a bit higher than other years, but they’re confident they can hit it with area support.

United Way is part of United Way Worldwide. Its mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. The current impact model emphasizes that 99% of all funds raised stays within in Stutsman County.

Lynette Stoddart is a member of Stutsman County United Way.

Stoddart says the goal this year is a bit higher, but they’re sure they can reach it.

The group helps 14 agencies including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Rokiwan, Safe Shelter, Imagination Library, Senior Companion Program, Arts Center, and James River Transit. She says donations help the young and old in the county.

To reach that goal, United Way will be holding their first ever Podanza in the Park. Lena Marquez is a fitness instructor at the Two Rivers Activity Center.

You can participate in either Pound, Zumba, and Yoga for $10 each or $25 for all three. All money will benefit United Way. You can also purchase a t-shirt. The event will be Saturday, July 20th at McElroy Park with the first course beginning at 9 AM.

If you have questions about the event, you can call 701-953-8929 or email jmstuway@gmail.com.

Listen to a full Let’s Talk About It with Lynette Stoddart, Lena Marquez, and Tiffany Dooly below: