Stories tagged with: United Way

February 2, 2013 - 3:53pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Tax season is here, and the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties is helping people keep more money in their pockets.

Today volunteers hosted a free tax preparation clinic at the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority.  Coordinator Katie Law said it's important to avoid paying high preparation fees, steer clear of refund anticipation loans and claim the Earned Income Tax Credit.

"When we go into the Ohio Benefit Bank software, based on the income that...

January 29, 2013 - 4:56pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Community members tackle the role income plays in creating a stable community.

The United Way held their discussion on income at the Muskingum County Business Incubator with around twenty people. This is one of a series of meetings the United Way is holding.

Monday, they discussed how they can help residents stay in their homes, get stable jobs and increase income.

"We talked a lot about what do employers need from their employees, such as good work ethic, someone who'...

January 23, 2013 - 2:37pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

Barriers and ways to help improve the income of those in the community are under discussion.

The United Way is hosting a meeting that will focus around income goals in Perry, Muskingum and Morgan counties. At the meeting the United Way will share about what they are doing to improve the finances of residents and will ask for feedback on what can be done to create a better community partnership.

"Some of those ideas we can be a part of and we can't necessarily be a part of...

January 7, 2013 - 2:48pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

An interactive class seeks to get participants on the path to financial success.

The United Way's, "Planning Your Financial Future" class is set to begin Tuesday at the John McIntire Library, but the organization is still in need of at least three more people to sign up in order to offer the course. The classes meet once a week for six weeks and are taught by Financial Advisor Scott Webb.

"It's not just that we're going to sit there and he's not going to lecture to...

January 2, 2013 - 4:08pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

If getting your finances in order is one of your new year's resolutions the United Way is providing help.

The organization is hosting a six week series called, "Planning Your Financial Future," during the program they'll cover topics like ways to be wealthy, insurance, mortgage and debts and basic estate planning. The classes will be taught by a local financial advisor.

"You have to be willing and say what are the next steps that I can take, whether you're coming...

November 13, 2012 - 6:17pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Tax season is fast approaching, and that means the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties is putting the final pieces together for its free tax preparation clinics.

Instead of crunching the numbers yourself, the United Way can E-File your state and federal tax return for you. But before the clinics begin, around thirty volunteers will be needed. While taxes may seem cumbersome and convoluted, community impact coordinator Amy Davis says the computer program volunteers will...

October 30, 2012 - 5:13pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties had a community conversation about education outcomes Tuesday morning. The outcomes are goals that the United Way has set and wants to see accomplished. Community Impact Coordinator Amy Davis says when the United Way does investments and partnerships within the community, the idea is to base them around the outcomes.

"The four outcomes are and increase in parenting skills and involvement, especially for parents of children 0-...

October 25, 2012 - 10:49am
1 year 25 weeks ago

The United Way recently set goals for the community in order to create a financially stable, healthy and educated community.

Through it's community matters survey the United Way has created four pillars that they believe can create a more stable community. It includes income, education and health.

For the first time the organization is setting goals for the programs it funds. The programs will report to the United Way how the money being used with in their organizations helps...

June 12, 2012 - 4:25pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

The Southeast Ohio 2-1-1 call center saw an increase in calls during the month of May.

Manager Audrey Foster said the increase in calls coincides with the summer season.

Food still remains the top priority for those who call 2-1-1 and foster said during the summer, those supplies for some come up short.

"We had almost 370 people call in needing food assistance, either updating their pantry, or maybe need a pantry because of just running out of food that month or...

May 16, 2012 - 4:00pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

A service provided by United Way is continuing to see progress...

The 2-1-1 Call Center received more than 1,000 calls in April. Call Center Manager Audrey Foster said the center is able to refer a lot of customers to certain organizations, but there are still some needs that are more difficult to fulfill.

"Each month, we run into, you know, maybe some different ones that are the unmet needs, and I would say that a lot of times your water bills and things like that... There'...

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