Stories tagged with: United Way

December 8, 2010 - 6:40pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Some local residents are in need this holiday season and one organization is hoping to help.

United Way 211 Call Center of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties received more than 1,000 calls for the month of November. Manager Audrey Foster said they are working to continue informing the public about the free 24/7 service.

"We're trying to be as involved as we can with some of the agencies and those organizations in each of those counties, so we go to meetings there and pass...

December 6, 2010 - 6:55pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

The United Way campaign is well underway.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties need your help in reaching its final goal this year.  People can invest through their own employee campaigns or as individuals.  Executive Director Meg Deedrick says people can contribute as little as ten dollars to the campaign and can still make a huge impact.

"The United Way campaign is our largest source of revenue for investment in the three county area, and to...

October 18, 2010 - 6:28pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Some charities are being affected by the economic downturn.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties say that's not the case locally. Executive Director Meg Deedrick says while they haven't seen a tremendous growth in donations, they also aren't suffering financially

"When you hear the United Way there is a brand recognition and when you hear Salvation Army and American Red Cross and there are other organizations that when you hear that name there's trust in...

September 14, 2010 - 11:38am
4 years 45 weeks ago

Community leaders got together Tuesday morning to kick off a very important campaign.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties announces that it's goal is $955,000 this year. And in order to reach the goal over the next few months they are making it easier to donate.

"We have a number of different ways we are trying to adjust our plans and achieve that goal. One of the big things that we're doing this year is texting option. People can...

July 26, 2010 - 5:54pm
5 years 3 days ago

Receiving approximately 50 calls a day, the United Way's Call Center gets a good idea of where Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties greatest needs lie.

In a little more than a year, the 2-1-1 Call Center has made significant strides in assisting community members in finding the help they need. In the Summer months especially, the United Way has seen a surge of callers, most of them requesting assistance for utility and income assistance.

"When taking a look at the...

July 20, 2010 - 6:40pm
5 years 1 week ago

A year has passed and the united way is celebrating the success of their Southeast Ohio Call Center.

The program launched on June 25, 2009. The 2-1-1 call center is available 24/7 and their goal is to provide information to members of the community on how they can receive various kinds of help. In a years' time, they have had a big impact on the community.

"People who call back and say you gave me some numbers and places to call and that was so helpful instead of they just...

June 21, 2010 - 5:27pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

Many community non-profit organizations are being helped out in a big way.

The United Way has announced the recipients of their Discretionary Investment funds. They are investing a total amount of $475,000 into organizations that are making a difference in the community by meeting, solving, and preventing future problems.

"The mission of United Way is to work in partnership with a number of agencies and individuals to affect change in the community and we...

June 7, 2010 - 5:33pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

Local AEP customers can start applying this Thursday for a grant that could help them pay their mortgage, among other things.

Through this grant, the United Way is able to offer funding to residents of Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties.

"Well we're really excited. This is the second time we've received this Housing and Health Initiative grant from AEP and this grant is to help families who need help with their rent, their mortgage, and also in the health...

March 23, 2010 - 8:34pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

The numbers are in and it looks good for the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties.

At the annual Live United Annual Celebration held tonight, the numbers were released for the United Way's campaign and they fell just slightly sort of their $950,000 goal.

"It has been a challenging environment, so we're even more thrilled to announce that this year we raised $925,471," said United Way Executive Director Meg Deedrick. "That's $471 higher than last...

February 13, 2010 - 2:23pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

As tax season officially kicks off, one local organization is helping area residents with what many consider a very cumbersome task.

The United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties is holding sessions throughout February and March, helping citizens with their taxes.

"It can be scary because you hear people get audited and any little mistake and they can come back and want more information," said Amy Davis of the United Way. "Because...

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