VERO BEACH — The United Way of Indian River County received a $5,000 corporate contribution from Merchants Association Collection Division, Inc, (MACD) for the 2008/2009 Annual Campaign. Based in Vero Beach, MACD is a legacy of an older commercial credit bureau that was located on Florida’s east coast and has also been in existence for almost 50 years. Today it has 60 employees. Their clients include hospitals and large outpatient clinics as well as utility companies located in Florida and in the eastern U.S. “We are so pleased to have MACD as a partner in this community. With so many in need of services it is more important than ever that we reach out to those most vulnerable in our community. Corporate partnerships are key to our ability to do this,” said United Way of Indian River County CEO Michael Kint. Founded in 1961, the United Way of Indian River County works with 30 local agencies providing essential resources for over 41 health and human service programs. The United Way recently concluded a very successful fundraising campaign, raising over $2,375,000 in resources for local community groups, agencies and the clients they serve.
***Photo above: John Rockhill, MACD, Michael Kint, CEO of United Way, Mandy Hall and Bill Usher of MACD and Jennifer Jones, United Way.