Stories tagged with: United Way

September 17, 2013 - 7:15pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

This year's campaign message is "A day in the life." Executive Director Meg Deedrick says the message is a way to highlight and assure people who invest or donate, that the money donated to the United Way is at work each and every day of the year.

"We're looking to get people excited because we're about to launch our annual fundraising campaign," said Deedrick. "And again, before we ask for any other funds, we want to be sure they know how their past funds have...

July 22, 2013 - 11:28am
2 years 5 weeks ago

It took over 280 hours for the United Way of Perry, Muskingum and Morgan counties to review applications for programs seeking funding.

When complete the nine member committee chose 22 programs that will receive help from the agency. This year over $653,000 will be distributed. Unlike in the past the United Way opened up funding to any non profit that focuses on income, education and health.

Four new partner agencies will join the United Way. Those include Scholarship Central,...

June 12, 2013 - 12:42pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

One local organization seeks a member to join their team.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is looking for a Harvest Corps member. This employee will help update the 211 database as well as working with clients. They'll also be in charge of the free tax prep clinics offered by the United Way.

"That person has been vital to us the last two years. Our tax program just completed the best year that we've had. We've just completed our 7th year of doing taxes...

April 17, 2013 - 10:48am
2 years 19 weeks ago

The Ohio United Way celebrates a major milestone and honors some local volunteers during their celebration.

Each year the Ohio United Way holds a legislative luncheon and this year in celebration of their 100th Anniversary they decided to honor 100 United Way heroes.

Our local United Way nominated three volunteers that made the list including Dean Cole, Cindy Linn and Brian Wagner. Each have served multiple years with the Muskingum, Perry and Morgan organization.


February 2, 2013 - 3:53pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

Tax season is here, and the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties is helping people keep more money in their pockets.

Today volunteers hosted a free tax preparation clinic at the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority.  Coordinator Katie Law said it's important to avoid paying high preparation fees, steer clear of refund anticipation loans and claim the Earned Income Tax Credit.

"When we go into the Ohio Benefit Bank software, based on the income that...

January 29, 2013 - 4:56pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

Community members tackle the role income plays in creating a stable community.

The United Way held their discussion on income at the Muskingum County Business Incubator with around twenty people. This is one of a series of meetings the United Way is holding.

Monday, they discussed how they can help residents stay in their homes, get stable jobs and increase income.

"We talked a lot about what do employers need from their employees, such as good work ethic, someone who'...

January 23, 2013 - 2:37pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Barriers and ways to help improve the income of those in the community are under discussion.

The United Way is hosting a meeting that will focus around income goals in Perry, Muskingum and Morgan counties. At the meeting the United Way will share about what they are doing to improve the finances of residents and will ask for feedback on what can be done to create a better community partnership.

"Some of those ideas we can be a part of and we can't necessarily be a part of...

January 7, 2013 - 2:48pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

An interactive class seeks to get participants on the path to financial success.

The United Way's, "Planning Your Financial Future" class is set to begin Tuesday at the John McIntire Library, but the organization is still in need of at least three more people to sign up in order to offer the course. The classes meet once a week for six weeks and are taught by Financial Advisor Scott Webb.

"It's not just that we're going to sit there and he's not going to lecture to...

January 2, 2013 - 4:08pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

If getting your finances in order is one of your new year's resolutions the United Way is providing help.

The organization is hosting a six week series called, "Planning Your Financial Future," during the program they'll cover topics like ways to be wealthy, insurance, mortgage and debts and basic estate planning. The classes will be taught by a local financial advisor.

"You have to be willing and say what are the next steps that I can take, whether you're coming...

November 13, 2012 - 6:17pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

Tax season is fast approaching, and that means the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties is putting the final pieces together for its free tax preparation clinics.

Instead of crunching the numbers yourself, the United Way can E-File your state and federal tax return for you. But before the clinics begin, around thirty volunteers will be needed. While taxes may seem cumbersome and convoluted, community impact coordinator Amy Davis says the computer program volunteers will...

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