Stories tagged with: United Way

September 4, 2014 - 4:37pm
47 weeks 4 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is having a Campaign Kick-off week. Events start Monday September 15 with a Take Control of Your Credit Score! event.

The credit score event is a one-on-one sit down to discuss what your credit score actually means and how you can keep track of it. That is only one of many events that United Way is having during the Campaign Kick-off for 2014-2015. We spoke with the Community Impact Director for the local United Way, Amy Davis...

August 3, 2014 - 5:47pm
1 year 6 hours 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...

July 15, 2014 - 5:25pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The Southeast Ohio 2-1-1 call center released their monthly report Tuesday.

The call center is a free service open 24-7 to help callers with any informational questions they might have.

"If you have a question about something that you need, we can point you in the right direction," said Audrey Foster, Resource Development Director for the United Way. "So I would really say it's a very open door."

The call center is a service of the United Way of...

June 9, 2014 - 3:59pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The United Way is excited to announce funding for 25 local programs that aim to improve the quality of life in our area.

The programs were chosen based on their positive effects on income, education, health and access. A pool of ten community volunteers came together to decide on which applications to accept for this year.

"The board makes the final decision so it was a very long process. We got started last February and we are pleased to announce results today, " said...

April 9, 2014 - 7:54pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties held their annual celebration this evening.

"What we're doing is celebrating the good work and the partnerships that we experienced throughout the year," said Meg Deedrick, United Way, Executive Director. "We take this oportunity to honor individuals in many different areas that have helped contribute in their own way to the success that we've experienced this past year".

Several Community Leader...

April 7, 2014 - 10:36am
1 year 16 weeks ago

Do high school students moving on to higher education or into the work force really know what it's going to cost to make the transition?

Three local organizations team up to lead students in the discussion. The United Way along with Scholarship Central and the John McIntire Library are hosting a class called "Money Sense."

The interactive hour long program works with the kids on creating spending plans, their financial goals and allows them to talk to people that have...

February 21, 2014 - 6:15pm
1 year 23 weeks ago


The United Way's 2-1-1 Information Call Center received surprising results in their monthly report for January.

The free service received more than 1,000 calls last month from parts of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties. Call Center Manager, Audrey Foster says she saw a spike in the number of people requesting food services.

" 41 percent of our calls were for food needs and personal items meaning that really has gone up a lot. When I first started the call...

January 29, 2014 - 12:14pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

The United Way wants to fund more non-profits this year.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties will hold a training date for non-profits seeking funding for 2014-2015. The meeting will cover how to completely fill out all sections of the application and how to write a letter of intent on how funding will be used.

Any new community partners interested in the funding must attend the meeting.

"We want them to be strong applications. We want to invest in...

December 31, 2013 - 5:18pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to be more financially stable then the United Way has two new programs that could benefit you.

The United Way says that learning about spending and saving money can be difficult to understand and taunting for beginners, but their new program " the Financial Flash Mob" aims to make it fun, quick and easy.

"We got a group of volunteers together and we came up with this group of ten things that everyone need to know about money...

November 19, 2013 - 5:55pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

On Tuesday, United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties Executive Director Meg Deedrick, spoke to the Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville about how the United Way is helping the community "24-hours-a-day, 365 days a year."

"We want to let them know that the funds they invest in us, we invest in others and they're hard at work in our three county region 24/7, 365 a year so we're just going to be giving some ideas of how they are at work at different times in the day...

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