Stories tagged with: United Way

July 26, 2010 - 5:54pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

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.

"When taking a look at the...

July 20, 2010 - 6:40pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

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...

June 21, 2010 - 5:27pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

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...

June 7, 2010 - 5:33pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

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...

March 23, 2010 - 8:34pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The numbers are in and it looks good for the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties.

At the annual Live United Annual Celebration held tonight, the numbers were released for the United Way's campaign and they fell just slightly sort of their $950,000 goal.

"It has been a challenging environment, so we're even more thrilled to announce that this year we raised $925,471," said United Way Executive Director Meg Deedrick. "That's $471 higher than last...

February 13, 2010 - 2:23pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

As tax season officially kicks off, one local organization is helping area residents with what many consider a very cumbersome task.

The United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties is holding sessions throughout February and March, helping citizens with their taxes.

"It can be scary because you hear people get audited and any little mistake and they can come back and want more information," said Amy Davis of the United Way. "Because...

January 26, 2010 - 12:56pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

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...

January 22, 2010 - 6:24pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is $50,000 short of its goal and now they are looking for help from businesses in the community.

Eagle Sticks is the first member of the South Zanesville Business Association to donate $50 to the United Way for their 50 for 50 campaign.

"We are asking 50 of our association, business members to donate $50 to the United Way to try to close the gap in the last $50,000 that they need to raise their goal in the $950,000...

January 15, 2010 - 6:34pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The United Way is granting money to a local organization that they believe will have a positive effect on the community.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan county is giving the Muskingum Valley Boy Scouts $5,000 as part of its Community Grant Impact Funds. The Boy Scouts will use the money to develop a Learning for Life Post Program designed specifically for at-risk youth and youth in the juvenile court system.

"We are going to use these funds to build three...

January 12, 2010 - 5:37pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

AEP has given the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties a grant of more than $15,000.

The company based the grant amount on the number of AEP customers in the three counties.

The money will be used to help AEP customers in the area who are one month behind rent or mortgage payments.

"Folks are really having problems just keeping up with their rent or their mortgage and either possibly maybe they've lost a job or their not getting as much money in per month...

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