Bidleman backs workplace campaign for United Way

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 7 July 2019 at 3:27 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: United Way of Orleans County’s executive director Dean Bellack posed with George Bidleman from Orleans Ford during a workplace campaign to support United Way.

MEDINA – George Bidleman knows the importance of supporting United Way.

That’s why he agreed to host a workplace campaign at each of the Orleans County dealerships in which he has ownership. This is the first time the dealership has held such a campaign.

“When Dean called and asked if I’d be willing to do it, I asked, ‘Where have you been,’” Bidleman said.

Most recently, the majority of his 70 employees at Orleans Ford in Medina attended the workplace campaign, headed by United Way director Dean Bellack.

Bidleman said he has always been community minded, and United Way has always been an important charity to him. In fact, about 15 years ago he served on the board of United Way of Western Orleans, which then merged with the United Way of Eastern Orleans.

“The community supports us, and we need to stay on our game and give back,” Bidleman said. “I know the need and I know what the agencies supported by United Way do.”

Bidleman plans to host workplace campaigns in each of the dealerships in his group.

“If someone can’t give $1 or $2 a week, something is wrong,” he said.

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