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

January 23, 2015 - 8:04am
26 weeks 5 days ago

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Missing Strasburg Couple Found Dead

COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - A burned-out car belonging to a missing Strasburg couple was found near Bakersville on Adams Township Road Thursday. The bodies of its owners, 88-year-old Doyle Chumney and his 79-year-old wife Lillian, were later discovered inside.

Deceased Man Identified

PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO (WHIZ) - The second individual discovered...

January 22, 2015 - 7:03pm
26 weeks 5 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties announced training dates for their 2015-2016 funding applications this week.

Last year the United Way invested $408,000 dollars in different local non-profit programs. This year they are hoping to surpass that number and impact as many lives as possible.

"We've had organizations that have youth mentoring programs that help individuals take care and budget their money, so any non-profits, local non-profits, or tax exempt...

January 21, 2015 - 8:32am
27 weeks 6 hours ago

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Muskingum River Rescue

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Two juveniles were rescued from the Muskingum River Tuesday when they became stuck on ice. Deputy fire chief of the Zanesville Fire Department Eric Waltemire said that you should never go out onto the ice for safety reasons.

Two Bodies Found in Perry Township

PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is...

August 3, 2014 - 5:47pm
51 weeks 2 days ago

The United Way set up shop at the Wal-Mart in South Zanesville Sunday with the goal of finding some generous shoppers to pick up a few items for 7th and 8th graders in Morgan County.

"Yesterday and today, United Way partnered with Wal-Mart, and it's a project where we're able to 'Fill the Bus' and collect school supplies for kids," said Resource Development Director Audrey Foster. "We took on a project for Morgan County since the United Way covers...

February 8, 2014 - 6:24pm
1 year 24 weeks 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
1 year 33 weeks 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
1 year 36 weeks 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
1 year 41 weeks 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
1 year 47 weeks 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
1 year 48 weeks 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...

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