River Cities United Way

Lake Havasu City Employees Boost Local Charity

Lake Havasu City Employees at Wheeler Park

FRONT: Dan Keyes (Recreational Division), Shannon Davis (Admin Svcs. Dept.), Jenny Slettebo (Maint. Svcs. Div.),
Sharon Mann (Wastewater Dept.) Jerri Bracamonte (Exec. Assistant), Brian Jacobs (Police Dept.)

BACK: Dennis Mueller (Fire Dept.), Tom Caldon on the Ladder (Water Dept.)


Pictured above are a few among many city employees whom Give + Advocate + Volunteer with River Cities United Way (RCUW).

Fire Chief Dennis Mueller volunteers on both RCUW’s Board of Directors and as Chairman of Havasu Advisory Committee. Jerri Bracamonte is the city’s Executive Assistant by day and volunteers with Mueller on the Havasu Advisory Committee - which oversees local activities and fundraising efforts.

“This year the Lake Havasu City Department Reps stepped up and succeeded in increasing participation by adding a couple of new incentives. One incentive included a drawing to have the City Manager, Charlie Cassens, do their job for an 8-hour shift. While the winner doesn’t get the day off, they do get to show him what it is like to work in their shoes for a day.” says Bracamonte.

City Employees have been donating to RCUW for over 10 years. Year-to-date contributions of $26,923 reflect 7% of Havasu’s $350,000 goal. Combined our local community has raised $242,000 (70%) of the goal.

From workplace campaigns and interoffice challenges, to shopping rewards (Amazon, Smiths, Albertsons) which share proceeds of your in-store purchase with RCUW, or sharing information (advocating) – how will you step up to improve our community’s challenges?  Learn more about how you can help by visiting the River Cities United Way’s website at http://www.RiverCitiesUnitedWay.org


22,685 people were helped saving $2.1M on prescription medication, an average of 41%.


13 K-12 students received dental referrals, 6 (47%) of which required additional work. The program saved those families an average of $109.79 per claim. 3 students received medical or vision care at an average cost of $83.33.


48 volunteers working 192 hours delivered oral health education and smile kits to 1,272 Kindergarteners, in 53 classrooms, at 20 schools, in 8 communities across 2 counties.

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94 attendees completed the 4-hour workshop covering budgeting and savings. 100% of attendees surveyed after 6-months, reported an improved financial situation.


20 volunteers working 140 hours assisted in preparing and submitting 263 tax returns at 5 sites, saving 2 communities $65,750 in filing fees.





The following companies are $5,000+ Corporate Cornerstone Givers, which covers administrative costs associated with operating our offices.

2016-2017 Campaign

Special Thanks to UniSource for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Mohave State Bank for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Havasu Regional Medical Center for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way

Thank you also to our Pillar Society Donors.

Interested in adding your company to the list? Please Contact Us
Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce
Needles Chamber of Commerce

Kingman Chamber of Commerce

Laughlin Chamber of Commerce

McMullen Chamber of Commerce

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits


Internal Revenue Service

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