Food and utility assistance have dominated the United Way's 211 call report for over a year and now the organization is working with leaders in the community to serve more than just the immediate need.
Executive Director Meg Deedrick said the need for food has been the number one demand in Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties for more than 12 months and as summer approaches families struggling with food insecurity will combat the loss of two meals children usually eat at school.
A global movement is putting a spotlight on philanthropy this holiday season.
Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from "getting" to "giving." The initiative began four years ago and is a great complement to the consumerism of those days dedicated to shopping deals. The day of generosity is solely devoted to inspiring philanthropy, whether it be making donations to charity or volunteering in the community....
One local organization is continuing its effort to combat the growing hunger problem in our area.
Each day, dozens of people from Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties turn to the United Way's 211 service for help. The numbers are in for the month of October, and once again food assistance tops the list. The United Way received more than 900 calls last month, and nearly half of those were food-related, followed by requests for utility assistance. Executive Director, Meg Deedrick, said...
The United Way and Domino's are teaming up to host an "All You Can Eat" pizza event this Friday.
In the heart of downtown, the Domino's Pizza trailer will be located on the lawn of the Muskingum County Courthouse serving those hungry during lunch hours. From 11 a.m. until 1, you can enjoy all the pizza and breadsticks you'd like for just $5. Executive Director, Meg Deedrick said the all money raised will benefit the United Way's campaign.
Wednesday evening at the Fieldhouse, the United Way really put the "kick" into its campaign kick-off week. For more on that, we spoke with the Executive Director for United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties, Meg Deedrick.
The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties is kicking off its campaign week.
This year's Campaign Kickoff Week features a variety of events, including Wednesday's "Kickball for a Cause." Executive Director, Meg Deedrick told us she's excited to have an entire week dedicated to strengthening the community through different activities and events.
"Tomorrow is probably the most fun we'll have all week, because that's going to be a kickball game at the...
The June numbers for the United Way's 211 Call Center are in, showing an increase in the need for food.
The United Way received a total of 917 calls last month, and more than half of those were for food assistance. The United Way partners with Christ's Table, as well as, other hot meal programs in the area.
"Sadly, we noted an upward trend of those callers requiring food assistance, or assistance with hunger related issues, and unfortunately this isn't the first month where...
The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is celebrating a successful campaign season.
At a community breakfast this morning at the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. The organization announced it raised $865,000 in the 2014/2015 campaign. Executive Director Meg Deedrick said the money is a result of a lot of hard work.
"It's not by accident," said Deedrick. "We are very fortunate but we're not lucky. This didn't happen by accident or by random...