Stories tagged with: United Way

January 26, 2010 - 12:56pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

There is free help availble if you think you may have have a problem completing your tax return.

The United Way's Financial Stability Partnership wants you to keep your refund without paying any fees.
It's the fourth year this program has provided this service to the community and in this economy every little bit helps.

"The Financial Stability partnership started several years ago as we've grown from 35 clients our first year. Last year, we had 260...

January 22, 2010 - 6:24pm
5 years 31 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is $50,000 short of its goal and now they are looking for help from businesses in the community.

Eagle Sticks is the first member of the South Zanesville Business Association to donate $50 to the United Way for their 50 for 50 campaign.

"We are asking 50 of our association, business members to donate $50 to the United Way to try to close the gap in the last $50,000 that they need to raise their goal in the $950,000...

January 15, 2010 - 6:34pm
5 years 32 weeks ago

The United Way is granting money to a local organization that they believe will have a positive effect on the community.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan county is giving the Muskingum Valley Boy Scouts $5,000 as part of its Community Grant Impact Funds. The Boy Scouts will use the money to develop a Learning for Life Post Program designed specifically for at-risk youth and youth in the juvenile court system.

"We are going to use these funds to build three...

January 12, 2010 - 5:37pm
5 years 32 weeks ago

AEP has given the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties a grant of more than $15,000.

The company based the grant amount on the number of AEP customers in the three counties.

The money will be used to help AEP customers in the area who are one month behind rent or mortgage payments.

"Folks are really having problems just keeping up with their rent or their mortgage and either possibly maybe they've lost a job or their not getting as much money in per month...

January 3, 2010 - 4:34pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

The start of the new year is filled with many resolutions, including getting your finances back on track, and the United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties wants to help.

"If you've kind of got your basic budgeting already down and ready to go, but you want to take your money further, " says Financial Stabilization Program Coordinator, Amy Davis.

It's holding a financial bootcamp, titled "Road to Financial Stability," starting January 12th, to help...

December 10, 2009 - 5:58pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

Representatives from the United Way met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to give updates on the organizations many programs.

211 Call Center Manager Audry Foster says they have seen a three-fold increase in the number of calls since the 211 program began June 25th.

"We have received over 4,000 calls in our center and we have handled all calls for utilities, food assistance and all sorts of other agencies and organizations that people are looking for and they...

December 5, 2009 - 7:29pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

We all know Santa loves to eat and Saturday morning local kids got the chance to have breakfast with Santa while supporting a good cause.

Golden Corral, off Maple Avenue in Zanesville, sponsored a breakfast with Santa to raise money for the United Way. This is the 7th year for breakfast with Santa and last year raised $850.

"I know last year with some of the money the United Way helped local families whose houses burnt down during the holiday season,...

November 13, 2009 - 12:49pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

The United Way Campaign is about half way to it's goal to raise $950,000.

The campaign kicked off about seven weeks ago and today in the mid way report from this years Chairman Kelly Ashby is excited to announce they already raised just about half of their goal.

"We are extremely pleased and are very grateful to the business in Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties for their contributions and generosity toward the United Way it certainly is an investment,' Ashby...

October 30, 2009 - 4:45pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

Local businesses are teaming up to support a non profit group and cheer on the Buckeyes at the same time.

This is the 7th week for the Nationwide Tailgate Party.  Last year the parties raised $2,500 for Untied Way.

"We have been rotating around to local Nationwide agents with Rittbergers, Risebecks and Goss Party Rental and Pepsi and basically we are just here to support the United Way, we started this idea last year and it was very successful and so we decided to...

October 28, 2009 - 4:10pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

The United Way might be only half-way through their campaign season, but the early numbers look good.

Meg Deedrick of the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties says the campaign won't wrap up until the end of winter, but they are pleased with the results so far.

"Less than 10% of our campaigns are reporting, but we are encouraged," she said. "Of the campaigns that have been reporting, 42% are up as opposed to 28% that are down. We're encouraged by...

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