Stories tagged with: The United Way of Muskingum Perry and Morgan counties

February 8, 2014 - 6:24pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

It is officially tax season and going through all of your old information can be difficult but there is help available.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is currently offering tax help, free of charge to those who qualify. Those in need of help simply need to contact the United Way by dialing 2-1-1 and providing a little information about their situation.

"They'll do a short screening to make sure that you qualify because we can only do simple returns we...

December 4, 2013 - 9:52pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

More than 300 teens and children will have presents to open on Christmas morning thanks to The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties.

The Christmas Holiday Help was started a few years ago, after The United Way recognized an unmet need in the area for children 12 and older or for families who missed the sign up deadlines for the other organizations giving programs.

"We really have had an influx of names, last year we had 180 children and this year we have 314,...

November 18, 2013 - 5:20pm
21 weeks 4 days ago

Three years ago, The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties recognized an unmet need in our area during the holidays.

Countless organizations raise money, host benefits, and provide Christmas gifts for children in families who require extra help but there was a window left unopened.

"So we are targeting teens and those families that maybe did not get registered for the other programs and we do cross reference all of our names, and the names we took last year...

October 8, 2013 - 6:21pm
27 weeks 3 days ago

The United Way's 211 Call Center is a free number people in need can call to receive help from the non profit organization.

The report for the month of September is in and shows that most calls were regarding food, meals and personal items.

"Well September was a good month, I mean some months you see they kind of go up and down, depending on what is going on and you will see in like July and August that was a lot of school supplies and that kind of thing,” said Call...

August 27, 2013 - 4:54pm
33 weeks 3 days ago

Every year the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties kick-off its annual fundraising campaign. On Tuesday, over a dozen volunteers spent four hours in a training session held at Community Bank to prepare them for the start of the September 17 campaign.

"United Way is unique in that it's one of the only organizations that I know of anyway, that volunteers are responsible for primarily raising the money," said Executive Director of the United Way, Meg Deedrick....

August 21, 2013 - 6:42pm
34 weeks 2 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties, hosted a presentation to inform the public how the organization is making an impact in the community.

Twenty different programs that receive funding through The United Way made a three minute speech summarizing how their organization will make a difference this year.

"We are really glad to be able to get the word out and as we begin campaign season,” said Community Impact Coordinator, Amy Davis. “We want to...

April 10, 2013 - 9:49pm
1 year 1 week ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties celebrated it's hard work this past year at an event Wednesday evening.

The event celebrated the end of their largest fundraising campaign. The campaign is done by the United Way to get businesses to invest in order to fund the programs they support.

Meg Deedrick, Director of United Way for Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties said, "So we invite our funded agencies, our partners, we invite board members...

February 27, 2013 - 6:23pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

This is the 7th year that The United Way is offering free tax clinics to residents of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. Those interested just need their W-2's and can call 2-1-1 to set up an appointment. If you didn't file taxes last year, you can set up an appointment to have those filed as well. The United Way will be taking appointments through the first week of April.

"Anyone that is making 60-thousand dollars or less a year is eligible. It is basic tax returns so we would...

February 19, 2013 - 5:24pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Today The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties made an exciting announcement; Their funding will now be open to any non profit organization!

Those eligible must be working towards achieving one of The United Way's client outcomes to maximize impacts. Those outcomes are education, income, health and providing a quality safety net.

Executive Director, Meg Deedrick said, "And again we wanted to make sure we reach saturation in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties...

June 25, 2012 - 4:53pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

One organization is preparing to make a big impact in the tri-county region over the next year.

The United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties is investing nearly $500,000 into 19 area programs.

Executive Director Meg Deedrick said an investment committee donated over 400 hours to determine how the money will be distributed.

"We took a look at what they submitted as needs in their particular programs and how they're serving the community and where they're...

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