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Hammond named new United Way executive director in Otter Tail and Wadena counties

“Summer‘s passion for people and for the services provided by the United Way will help grow the United Way’s impact throughout our two counties,“ according to UWOTW Board President Carolyn Glesne.

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Summer Hammond
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PERHAM — Summer Hammond has been named the new executive director of United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties.

Hammond has most recently served as the Perham and Wadena area coordinator for United Way and will assume the executive director role on Sept. 1. She takes the place of Jacklin Steege, who resigned from the position, according to a news release from United Way.

Hammond will work from the Fergus Falls office two days per week and will also have office time in Perham. Meghana Anderson, administrative assistant, will continue her full-time work in the Fergus Falls office, according to the press release.

Hammond is a Barnesville High School graduate and earned her associate degree in administration at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her previous work experience in nonprofit organizations includes Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead, Sanford Health Foundation and North Dakota State University Foundation. She joined the United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties team in September 2020.

She and her husband Eric and their two children, Heath and Bailey, reside in New York Mills.

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“Summer‘s passion for people and for the services provided by the United Way will help grow the United Way’s impact throughout our two counties,“ according to UWOTW Board President Carolyn Glesne.

The fall fundraising campaign is the immediate focus for both the staff and UWOTW Board of Directors.

The news release asked for support for the fall fundraising campaign. Gifts will assure that UWOTW continues to meet needs and make a difference in people’s lives throughout the two-county area.

The organization’s focus on education, health and financial stability helps them assist thousands of county residents from preschool age to senior citizens, according to the press release.

United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties is served by an 18-member Board of Directors who represent all areas of the two counties.

To learn more about UWOTW or to become a volunteer, visit United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties on their website at uwotw.org , or call the office at 1-877-457-2185 or 218-736-5147. The Otter Tail County office is located at 120 E. Washington Ave. in Fergus Falls.

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