2018-01-11 / Happenings

Lear campaign raises over $6,000 for United Way


DRAWING A WINNER (Left to right) Lear Roscommon Plant Manager Vern Manning, Roscom­mon County United Way Board Chair Gary Stefanko and UAW Local 1819 President Gary Roberts came together to draw the winner of a con­test for Lear employees who donated to the RCUW. Winning the prize was Ken Clover, a second shift machine repairman. The United Way campaign at Lear recently raised more than $6,000. (Courtesy photo) DRAWING A WINNER (Left to right) Lear Roscommon Plant Manager Vern Manning, Roscom­mon County United Way Board Chair Gary Stefanko and UAW Local 1819 President Gary Roberts came together to draw the winner of a con­test for Lear employees who donated to the RCUW. Winning the prize was Ken Clover, a second shift machine repairman. The United Way campaign at Lear recently raised more than $6,000. (Courtesy photo) Lear Corporation in Roscommon recently completed its most successful United Way campaign in 10 years.

“Lear Roscommon and UAW Lo­cal 1819 have supported the commu­nity through the United Way for many years,” said Roscommon County United Way Executive Coordinator Cherrie Benchley.

This year, RCUW and Lear adminis­tration joined together to create a contest for employees who participated in the campaign. RCUW donated a $100 bank card and Lear donated one day of paid vacation. Anyone who gave at least $1 per week was eligible to win the prize.


SIGNING UP Cathy Sperry, UAW Local 1819 vice president, signs up to donate to the Roscommon County United Way during a recent drive at Lear Corporation in Roscommon. The campaign was Lear’s most suc­cessful in 10 years. (Courtesy photo) SIGNING UP Cathy Sperry, UAW Local 1819 vice president, signs up to donate to the Roscommon County United Way during a recent drive at Lear Corporation in Roscommon. The campaign was Lear’s most suc­cessful in 10 years. (Courtesy photo) United Way Board Member and UAW Local 1819 President Gary Rob­erts and Benchley spent time with em­ployees encouraging payroll deductions.

“The contest got people’s attention but they give because it’s the right thing to do and they are aware of the need in the community,” Benchley said.

Benchley said “the response was very successful,” with just over $6,000 raised.

“We are very grateful for this gener­ous donation to the campaign,” Bench­ley said.

Lear Roscommon Plant Manager Vern Manning, RCUW Board Chair Gary Stefanko and Roberts drew the winner’s name, Ken Clover, a second shift machine repairman.

Giving can be done online at Roscom­monCountyUnitedWay. org or via mail to Roscommon County United Way, P.O. Box 1003, Houghton Lake, MI 48629.

For information contact Benchley at 275-2067.

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