Some charities are being affected by the economic downturn.
The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties say that's not the case locally. Executive Director Meg Deedrick says while they haven't seen a tremendous growth in donations, they also aren't suffering financially
"When you hear the United Way there is a brand recognition and when you hear Salvation Army and American Red Cross and there are other organizations that when you hear that name there's trust in...
Receiving approximately 50 calls a day, the United Way's Call Center gets a good idea of where Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties greatest needs lie.
In a little more than a year, the 2-1-1 Call Center has made significant strides in assisting community members in finding the help they need. In the Summer months especially, the United Way has seen a surge of callers, most of them requesting assistance for utility and income assistance.
A year has passed and the united way is celebrating the success of their Southeast Ohio Call Center.
The program launched on June 25, 2009. The 2-1-1 call center is available 24/7 and their goal is to provide information to members of the community on how they can receive various kinds of help. In a years' time, they have had a big impact on the community.
"People who call back and say you gave me some numbers and places to call and that was so helpful instead of they just...
Many community non-profit organizations are being helped out in a big way.
The United Way has announced the recipients of their Discretionary Investment funds. They are investing a total amount of $475,000 into organizations that are making a difference in the community by meeting, solving, and preventing future problems.
"The mission of United Way is to work in partnership with a number of agencies and individuals to affect change in the community and we...
Local AEP customers can start applying this Thursday for a grant that could help them pay their mortgage, among other things.
Through this grant, the United Way is able to offer funding to residents of Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties.
"Well we're really excited. This is the second time we've received this Housing and Health Initiative grant from AEP and this grant is to help families who need help with their rent, their mortgage, and also in the health...
There is free help availble if you think you may have have a problem completing your tax return.
The United Way's Financial Stability Partnership wants you to keep your refund without paying any fees. It's the fourth year this program has provided this service to the community and in this economy every little bit helps.
"The Financial Stability partnership started several years ago as we've grown from 35 clients our first year. Last year, we had 260...