Stories tagged with: United Way

June 12, 2012 - 4:25pm
2 years 6 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
2 years 10 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'...

April 9, 2012 - 4:02pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library will play host to a presentations from over a dozen community organizations next week.

The agencies of the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties will speak on how their agencies will impact the community during the 2013 fiscal year.

Library Assistant Director and United Way Investment Committee Chairman Blair Tom said the goal is to be more transparent to investors and area residents.

"Each agency will give a five minute...

March 27, 2012 - 7:51pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

A local organization took a break from campaigning to celebrate its success...

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties held its Annual Dinner Celebration at Eaglesticks Tuesday night. Executive Director Meg Deedrick said the dinner recognizes the support from the community that keeps the organization going.

"Well it is a rewarding, but challenging endeavor. And we are fortunate that we have the dedicated volunteers and staff that help us raise, raise hundreds...

January 23, 2012 - 5:14pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The stress of tax season can be overwhelming, but a non-profit organization is here to help.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties is looking for people who need assistance with their tax returns.  Financial Stability Partnership Coordinator Amy Davis said about 100 appointments are in the books so far, but there's still plenty of room for anyone wishing to meet with a counselor.  She said families and individuals can save big bucks by attending one of the...

December 19, 2011 - 5:48pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

The 2011 United Way Campaign for Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties focused on promoting their impact to the community and offering ways others can help.

Executive Director Meg Deedrick said this year's campaign based their success on goals to promote activity. Deedrick said presentations on how United Way can benefit the community have increased by 9%.

"We're also excited to expand that circle in the education arena," said Deedrick. "We've always had a...

December 12, 2011 - 5:09pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

A friendly competition is stirring up an age-old rivalry between Zanesville and Newark.

The United Way is kicking off its first-ever "Mobile Community Challenge".  The Blue Devils basketball team takes on the Wildcats this weekend, and fans can use their cell phones to make a donation via text message.  Executive Director of the United Way Meg Deedrick said the school that raises the most money wins the challenge.

"We thought this would be a fun way...

November 17, 2011 - 2:31pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

United Way Of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties presented their Mid-Campaign Status Report Thursday afternoon.

Executive Director of United Way Meg Deedrick said they've seen much success through the campaign but challenges remain.

"The bottom line is we are not asking people to give more but we do need to ask more people to give," emphasized Deedrick. "It needs to be a community effort."

Chairman of the 2011 Campaign Chad Tom said the focus of...

September 16, 2011 - 6:43pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

A Day of Caring took place across the country - including Zanesville.

The day is sponsored by United Way. Local businesses are asked to volunteer at their local food pantry. In Zanesville Merrill Lynch is the first business to take part in the "Day of Caring."

"We're all about giving back to our communities that give back to us," said Financial Advisor Ryan Moyer. 'We're grateful o be here and we're grateful o continue to be here and give back "

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August 1, 2011 - 4:20pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Recent heat advisories have many seeking relief - only to find a shortage of fans.

Last week the South East Ohio 2-1-1 Call Center of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties received more than 40 phone calls of people asking where they could find a box fan as a relief from the heat. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said both Community Action and the Salvation Army ran out of fans.

"We had one lady who came in and even the ventilation in her apartment was very...

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