Stories tagged with: The United Way

November 17, 2015 - 4:59pm
1 week 2 days ago

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...

July 15, 2015 - 4:23pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

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...

June 10, 2015 - 12:28pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

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...

May 29, 2015 - 4:51pm
26 weeks 7 hours ago

 The United Way met with the Hunger Network at the Muskingum County Business Incubator (MCBI) May 29, to discuss the future of their movement to end hunger in Muskingum County.

The day acted as an update to meetings that occurred in the fall of 2014. The group is seeking ways to better the hunger situation in the local community and Community Impact Coordinator for the United Way Amy Davis said they have already seen improvement in the area

"We've done a little bit of...

October 31, 2014 - 4:06pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is changing some things about their 2-1-1 call service.

The 24-7 phone line has been around since 2009 and gives local residents access to vital resources. The new changes include the dedication of a specialist who deals with hunger and food scarcity issues, as well as partnering with Pathways, the Licking County 2-1-1, and a web portal to access resources online. Executive Director Meg Deedrick talks about how the changes came to...

August 1, 2014 - 4:09pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties and the South End Walmart are teaming up this weekend.

The first ever "Fill The Bus" event will be taking place at the Walmart location. It will run Saturday and Sunday from 2PM to 4PM and will benefit middle school students. Volunteers from United Way, Morgan County Junior High and Avon will be there collecting donations. Those who shop at Wlmart during this timeframe can grab a list of requested items and shop for them...

February 27, 2014 - 5:24pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

Since 2006, the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties has been providing free tax preparation services for residents. Executive director Meg Deedrick, said the free service was started to increase income for families and households in the three county region the United Way serves.

"For many people that tax return is going to be the largest lump sum that they're gonna receive all year long, that's not already budgeted for something," said Deedrick....

November 12, 2013 - 3:37pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Starting in January, the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties will start their free tax clinics again, but they need the help of at least 35 volunteers to meet their goal of filing 560 individual tax returns.

"We're looking for volunteers who are willing to take a couple hours every week and sit down with a client and assist them in putting their information into the tax software and then it'll e-file your state and federal tax return absolutely free of charge,...

March 15, 2013 - 3:39pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

FThe Southeast Ohio 211 Call Center received around 1200 calls in February from residents in Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties. Most residents were interested in information about financial counseling, information services, utility and income assistance and health and medical concerns.

"Maybe you have questions, maybe you're looking for funding, or maybe you just need help. But, it is a line that you can call at any time of the day and be able to ask those questions and...

December 10, 2012 - 3:21pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

Teens in need in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties tend to be an age group overlooked by charities and organizations during the holiday season.

The United Way's 2-1-1 Call Center has identified an unmet need of children 13 and over. The center has a list of children who need help for Christmas.

Audrey Foster, the 2-1-1 Call Center Manager explained,  "Those kids who are 13 years and older are on that list.  Also some folk who may have missed the sign up for...

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