Stories tagged with: The United Way

June 10, 2016 - 2:59pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties 211 call center received 770 calls in the month of May.

Community Impact Director, Becky Clawson said according to the 211 report, the call center received a high volume of requests for rent and food assistance. These same request along with utilities have dominated the United Way's 211 call report for over a year now. Something Clawson said they're paying close attention to.

"Several are working with different agencies...

April 8, 2016 - 2:27pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Want to test drive a new car and help out a good cause?

On Saturday Dutro Ford will be teaming up with The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties to host "Drive 4 UR Community." All you have to do is test drive a car and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to The United Way.

"It's just a quick spin around the block, fill out a form, and sign it. Ford will only accept one per household but you can call your relatives and your friends. We'd like to get as...

January 5, 2016 - 6:17pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The Untied Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties help individuals file more than 1,000 tax returns in 2015.

This year they added a new location at Colony Square Mall in hopes to serve more people.

"This year we're looking for volunteers in Perry and Morgan countries as well as Muskingum County. And without those important people and their gracious donation of their time we would not be able to offer this service to the community. Just to give you an idea, last year we...

November 17, 2015 - 5:59pm
39 weeks 6 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 - 5:23pm
1 year 5 weeks 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 - 1:28pm
1 year 10 weeks 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 - 5:51pm
1 year 12 weeks 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 - 5:06pm
1 year 42 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 - 5:09pm
2 years 3 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 - 6:24pm
2 years 25 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....

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